The ASHRAE Handbook is published in a series of four volumes, one of which is revised each year, ensuring that no volume is older than four years.
HVAC Applications: Electrical Considerations
Production, delivery, and use of electricity involve countless decisions made along the way, by hundreds of people and companies. This chapter focuses on the decisions to be made about the building and equipment. Creating a building that works means including the best designs available, communicating needs and capabilities, and planning ahead. For an owner-occupied building, the benefits of a properly designed building return to the owner throughout the building’s life. For tenant-occupied spaces, good design means fewer problems with tenant and building system interference (e.g., lighting or appliances in one suite disrupting computers in a neighboring suite).
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Technical committees develop and sponsor technical sessions at the winter and annual conferences. Information about their future technical program is discussed at each TC meeting and at the TC's Program Subcommittee meeting
ASHRAE publishes papers and transactions from presentations at its conference events. In addition, ASHRAE records most of the seminar sessions from its conferences on DVD. These DVDs are ideal for use at chapter meetings, in university courses, or company lunch and learns. Products available from the most recent conference may be found here.
Got Demand Response? How Should Buildings Be Designed to Connect to the Smart Grid?
Track: Standards, Guidelines and Codes
Sponsor: 01.09 Electrical Systems, 07.05 Smart Building Systems
Chair: Randall Higa, P.E., Associate Member, Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA
Seminar "Buying Electricity in a “Deregulated” Market" - Annual Meeting, June 22-26, 2002 - Honolulu
Electric Rates: Defining Terms & Types of Service - Lawrence Markel
How To Take Advantage of Time-Dependent Electric Rates - Wayne Frazell
Rescuing Electric Customers From Their Good Deals - Lawrence Spielvogle
Energy Cost Is Measured By Contract, Not By Meter: Understanding Contracts - Maralynne Flehner
A Hawaiian Alternative: Programs for Distributed & Renewable Resources - Maria Tome (NOT Avaliable)
“Putting Your Meter (and Sub-meter) to Work for You” – Las Vegas, January 2011
Terry Sharp – Implementing Federal Metering Guidelines: How Many Meters and Where Do They Go?
Jim Plourde – Designing Your Metering System to Help You Manage Your Energy Use
Bruce B. Lindsay – Using Metered Data to Enhance Your Measurement and Verification of Energy Savings
Kris Findley – The Utility’s Role In the Installation of Smart Meters for a Large Customer
Technical Committees are responsible for identifying research topics, proposing research projects, selecting bidders, and monitoring research projects funded by ASHRAE. Information about their specific research program is discussed at each TC meeting and at the TC’s Research Subcommittee meeting.
ASHRAE writes standards for the purpose of establishing consensus for: 1) methods of test for use in commerce and 2) performance criteria for use as facilitators with which to guide the industry. ASHRAE publishes the following three types of voluntary consensus standards: Method of Measurement or Test (MOT), Standard Design and Standard Practice. ASHRAE does not write rating standards unless a suitable rating standard will not otherwise be available. ASHRAE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and follows ANSI's requirements for due process and standards development. Standards may be purchased at the ASHRAE Bookstore.
ASHRAE Technical FAQs are provided as a service to ASHRAE members, users of ASHRAE publications, and the general public. While every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy and reliability, they are advisory and provided for informational purposes only, and in many cases represent only one person’s view. They are not intended and should not e relied on as an official statement of ASHRAE. Technical questions not addressed may be submitted to the ASHRAE Technical Services department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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