The cover article of January’s ASHRAE Journal focuses on the upcoming 2018 Winter Conference. Another article in this issue features an ASHRAE research project that updates office plug load design factors for the 2017 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals. Plug loads consume almost 5% of U.S. primary energy. Other articles discuss new federal regulations for ceiling fans, and tiny house HVAC loads and energy consumption and more!
6 Reasons Why Commercial Buildings Operate Without Adequate Ventilation
By MARWA ZAATARI, PH.D., ASSOCIATE MEMBER ASHRAE
Outdoor air ventilation is required in building codes and standards to dilute indoor concentrations of indoor-generated pollutants. Lower outdoor air ventilation rates are associated with decreases in satisfaction with indoor air quality (IAQ) and increases in building-related health symptoms in office workers. Reductions in office and schoolwork performance and increased absence rates have also been demonstrated at lower ventilation rates.1–6 Despite the evidence of the importance of ventilation, commercial buildings often have the outdoor damper closed, eliminating any intentional ventilation of the building. Continue reading the full article…
ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Show Planner
This year’s AHR Expo in Chicago will be the largest in the show’s history. ASHRAE Journal’s AHR Expo Official Product and Show Guide delivers everything you need to get the most out of your show visit. Nearly 400 product descriptions provide information you can use throughout the year.
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