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ASHRAE Updates Principles of HVAC
January 28, 2010

A new textbook designed to double as a reference manual that allows engineers to build on their knowledge of HVAC design procedures and methods has been published by ASHRAE.

Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning builds on much of the basic information in the 2009 ASHRAE Handbook–Fundamentals and contains the most current ASHRAE procedures and definitive, yet easy to understand, treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation.

The book may be used for/by:

  • undergraduate engineering courses in the general field of HVAC
  • similar courses at technical institutes
  • continuing education and refresher short courses for engineers
  • adult education courses for non-engineers.

There are several significant changes in the new edition, including new values for climatic design information; new values of heating, wind and cooling and dehumidifying design conditions; improved values of thermal conductivity and resistance for common building and insulating materials; and an extensively revised chapter on residential heating and cooling load calculations.

Additionally, the chapters on system design and equipment have been significantly revised to reflect recent changes and concepts in current heating and air-conditioning system practices.

The cost of Principles of HVAC is $89 ($76, ASHRAE members; $58, ASHRAE student members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada), or visit the ASHRAE Bookstore.


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