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Literature

Codes, standards, and references for best practices are essential for any designer. In this category, you will find literature that provides a better understanding of building systems and their performance, as well as the standards and codes that govern those energy performance criteria such as ASHRAE handbooks and standards. There are also books that provide procedures and applications for specific energy saving systems as well as tips on how to extend savings even further in specific high-energy use situations.

Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems

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Introduction to HVAC Control Systems; Basics of Electricity; Control Valves and Dampers; Sensors and Auxiliary Devices; Self- and System-powered Controls; Electric Controls; Pneumatic Controls; Analog Electronic Controls; Control Diagrams and Sequences; DDC Introduction to Hardware and Software; DDC Networks and Controls Protocols; Digital Controls Specification Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning control systems are omnipresent in modern buildings. This book introduces the things involved in the specification, design, manufacture, installation, operation or maintenance of these systems.

Active and Passive Beam Application Design Guide

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This design guide is revision of the REHVA A Chilled Beam Application Guidebook, which was published in 2004. ASHRAE and REHVA decided to collaborate on revision of the guidebook and enlisted experts from both organizations to revise the document. This new guide is aimed at consulting engineers, architects, owners, and contractors who are involved in the design, operation, and installation of active and passive beam systems. This book provides tools and guidance to design, commission, and operate active and passive beam systems to achieve a determined indoor climate. It also presents examples of active and passive beam calculation and selections. Online tools can be found at ashrae.org/beamcalc

Best Practices for Datacom Facility Energy Efficiency

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Sustainable design, global warming, depleting fuel reserves, energy use, and operating cost are becoming increasingly more important. These issues are even more important in Datacom equipment centers for reasons such as: • Large, concentrated use of energy (can be 100 times the watts per square foot of an office building) • 24/7 operations have about three times the annual operating hours as other commercial properties The intent of this publication is to provide the reader with detailed information on the design of Datacom facilities that will aid in minimizing the life-cycle cost to the client and to maximize energy efficiency in a facility to align with ASHRAE’s stated direction to lead the advancement of sustainable building design and operations.

Green Tips for Data Centers

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The data center industry is focues on reducing energy – a focus driven by increasing energy costs and capital costs to add more data center capacity. Combined with rapid growth in the industry and the increase in power used by IT equipment, it is important that every data center operator understand the options for reducing energy. This book gives data center owners and operators a clear understanding of the energy-savings opportunities that exist. It covers the mechanical and electrical systems of the building and also the most promising opportunities in technology. In addition, the book’s organization follows a logical approach that can be used for conducting a preliminary energy assessment.

Server Efficiency: Metrics for Computer Servers and Storage

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Performance measures designed without regard to the enrgy used to produce work are a thing of the past. Now, with recognition of the importance of the energy consumed to produce the results, both the numerator and denominator in “performance per watt” are seen as critically important attributes of an IT platform. This book consolidates information on current server and storage subsystem energy benchmarks. Each chapter describes a metric, its target market, and includes examples of data generated from the subject benchmark or tool, along with guidance on interpreting the data. This book provides the information needed to select the best measure of performance and power for a variety of server applications.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Design of Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems

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Geothermal Heating and Cooling is a complete revision of Ground-Source Heat Pumps: Design of Geothermal Systems for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, which is recognized as the primary reference for nonresidential ground-source heat pump (GSHP) installations. This new work takes advantage of the many lessons learned since the time of the original publication, when GSHPs were primarily residential applications. Many improvements have evolved, and performance data, both positive and negative, is now available to guide the development of best practices. This essential guide for HVAC design engineers, design-build contractors, GSHP subcontractors, and energy/construction managers also provides building owners and architects with insights into characteristics of quality engineering firms and the information that should be provided by design firms competing for GSHP projects.

Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits

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The second edition of Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits provides a reference guide for building owners, managers, and government entities on what to expect from an audit, establishes guidelines for levels of audit efforts, and introduces good procedures for energy auditors. This edition has been expanded to include updated guidance on energy auditing methods and new and useful reference materials. Features of this edition include: • Widely cited definitions of standard audit levels used in the industry • Energy auditing best practices that professionals can apply in their field work • Spreadsheet templates to assist in basic analysis as well as forms suitable for field collection of detailed commercial building data, available in the appendices and online • Key information on conducting effective energy audits that lead to actionable audit reports • Illustrative graphs and photos

Journal of Green Building

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The purpose of the Journal of Green Building is to present the very best of practical applications (Part I) together with the very best of peer-reviewed, contemporary research (Part II) in green building design and construction. Within these pages, you will find material relating to the fields of architecture, construction, engineering, and all disciplines related to the building environment. The health of many nations’ economics rest on the vitality of the building industry. It is our hope that the Journal of Green Building will serve as an important component in maintaining a vibrant building industry that incorporates sustainability measures to ensure a healthy planet Earth.

2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment

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The 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. ASHRAE Technical Committees in each subject area have reviewed all chapters and revised them as needed for current technology and practice.

Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

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The purpose of this standard is to specify minimum ventilation rates and other measures intended to provide indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and that minimizes adverse health effects. This standard is intended for regulatory application to new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and those changes to existing buildings that are identified in the body of the standard. This standard is intended to be used to guide the improvement of indoor air quality in existing buildings.