June 11, 2004
Enhanced maintenance can reduce HVAC system operational problems related to energy usage and indoor air quality. Yet lack of a broadly accepted standard maintenance practice makes it difficult for building owners and operators to budget for inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems.
A proposed standard from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will provide a document that owners and operators can rely on to guide their operational planning.
Proposed ASHRAE Standard 180P, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of HVAC Systems, will establish minimum inspection points and/or maintenance intervals for HVAC and filtration systems in commercial, residential, institutional and public buildings. Creation of a committee to write the standard was approved during ASHRAE’s 2004 Winter Meeting.
Proposed standard 180P will define the maintenance required to minimize degradation of the building asset without compromising indoor air quality and other operational conditions and specify ventilation system periodic maintenance requirements for occupied indoor spaces.
Those interested in serving on this committee are asked to indicate their interest and obtain the necessary forms from ashrae webpage