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ASHRAE Standard Guides Designers in Moisture Control
May 27, 2009

Moisture and mold don’t make the headlines the way they once did, but they are still problems in some structures. Guidance on how to best design buildings with adequate moisture control features is contained in a new standard from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 160, Criteria for Moisture Design Analysis in Buildings, formulates design assumptions for moisture design analysis and criteria for acceptable performance.

The standard introduces criteria to handle rain, wind and other exterior moisture weather loads. The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 160-2009, Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings, is $39 ($33, ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404-321-5478, or visit the ASHRAE Bookstore online.

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