Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Commissioning for Energy Efficiency Class

About the Class:
Do you have a background in commercial:
-Building operations and controls?
-Electrical contracting?
-Mechanical engineering?
-Mechanical contracting?
-TAB (testing, adjusting, balancing)?
-Controls installation?
-Energy Auditing?
-General contracting?

This could be the course for you!

Puget Sound Industrial Excellence Center
WHEN: 7/16/2012 — 5-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-3 Saturdays
WHERE:Georgetown campus, South Seattle Community College, 6737 Corson Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108

Upon course completion, the successful student will be able to:

-Comprehend the range of commissioning types.
-Identify when, where and what type of commissioning may be appropriate for their building or project and what elements make up a successful project.
-Understand the role of a building operator in the commissioning process and how they can reduce cost through active participation in the process.
-Assist with field commissioning activities and report writing.
-Establish a list of expected work products (deliverables) from a third party commissioning service provider that enhances the operation and maintenance of buildings.


July 16—August 11, Mondays and Wednesdays 5-9 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m.— 3 p.m.


Building Commissioning is a systematic process that spans the entire life of a building from project inception and design to construction and occupancy. It is a quality-oriented process for achieving, verifying, and documenting that the quality and performance of facilities, systems, and assemblies meets defined objectives and criteria. Tests evaluate performance of systems to measure their performance, effectiveness, and energy efficiency.

In this 54 hour course, students will focus on:

-Terminology and history of commissioning, and the current state of commissioning practice
-The commissioning process for existing and new buildings
-Applicable codes, standards and commissioning guidelines
-Scheduling and project integration
-Test procedure development and use
-Field testing and report writing
-Application of the commissioning process to various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, exteriors, plumbing, power, and controls)
-Career pathways
-During lab work and site visits, students will use hardware, tolls, software, and calculations


COMPASS English scores equivalent to 11th grade reading and writing level or, transcript showing 2.0 GPA in equivalent English class. Course requires high school level algebra and computer literacy including Excel, prior experience with basic energy calculations and basic financial data preparation for project proposals. Exceptions by permission of the instructor.

Questions? Want to sign up?
Please contact:
Rob Watt

Questions About Course Content?
Please contact:
Jason Petrait

Friday, June 22, 2012

ASHRAE 2013 Annual Conference Call for Papers

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., June 22-26.

The conference seeks papers on current research worldwide; core HVAC&R applications and systems; and, featured for this conference, Integrated Project Design, Energy Modeling and Building Efficiency Performance.

The Research track seeks papers that report on all aspects pertaining to HVAC&R and attempts to bring together researchers to present and discuss the latest research.  The Research track has an emphasis on Renewable Energy Research and its role in the industry’s movement toward a clean energy economy.  Papers describing ASHRAE-related research are encouraged as well as papers from societies and associations worldwide.

As with past ASHRAE conferences, the Denver Conference seeks papers addressing the core HVAC&R Systems and Equipment, and Fundamentals and Applications advances and practices.

The Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) track addresses the evolving method of managing a design project from conceptual design through to the operation and maintenance phase, based on the concept of shared risk/profit and teamwork.  Papers in this track will focus on success and lessons learned with IPD, as well as individual roles in IPD collaboration.

The Building Energy Modeling vs. Measurement & Verification track seeks papers discussing the accuracy of building energy modeling programs compared to utility usage in the actual building after one to two years of occupancy, investigates trends in building modeling; and/or the realities of construction and O&M, such as systemic construction issues that lead to long term non-performance and training staff to operate a building as it was designed to perform.

The Mile-High Efficiency & Equipment Track seeks papers highlighting new breakthroughs in equipment and building systems that contribute to a building’s overall high-efficiency performance.

ASHRAE offers two types of paper submissions:
•       Conference Paper Abstracts due Sept. 24, 2012.  Upon acceptance, papers will be due January 14, 2013.  These “final” papers undergo a single-blind review, are submitted as a PDF and have an eight single-spaced page maximum length.
•       Full Technical Papers due Sept. 24, 2012.  Papers submitted for review must be both technically accurate and clearly written. These papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review and can be a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages.

To submit a conference paper abstract or a technical paper and for more information about the tracks, go to

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Women Reshaping the World

Building the Business and Community Case for a Deep Green, Market-Rate Project:

The Cascadia Green Building Council would like to invite you to our June signal issues panel workshop celebrating “Women Reshaping the World” co-hosted by the Workshops and Emerging Professionals Committees. We have invited inspiring women who are leaders in re-imagining our built environments. This is a fabulous topic and both seasoned pros and those newer to the field are interested in what's new in our roles, as women, business leaders, philanthropists, sisters, daughters, mothers, and environmentalists. We're excited at the prospect of generating some lively and powerful dialogue, a great networking opportunity, and a bit of fun too! We'd love to have you join us and share your perspective!

The interactive session will address building a business case for developing buildings that achieve much of the living building challenge criteria while still attracting tenants and users at a market
rate. It will explore living building costs, imperative selections and challenges in meeting requirements for prospective tenants as well as addressing community expectations. The panel will use Stone34 as a case study – a City of Seattle Living Building Pilot Program project and soon to be the international headquarters for Brooks Sports. Presenters will discuss specific opportunities and constraints in creating market revolutions in building, involving: tenants, owners, developers, designers and builders.

Remember, the workshop series is about Conversation not Powerpoint, more of a discussion "salon" so come ready to listen, learn and share ideas with industry experts, friends, and colleagues. Please join us!
Linda Mitchell, Consultant, Public Relations and Communications
Linda is a well known voice advocating for women's issues and a natural choice to provide experience and perspective to a workshop celebrating Women Re-shaping the World.  She is currently serving as communications committee chair at Mary's Place, organizer at Downtown Condo Board Presidents, president at Watermark Homeowners Association, consultant at Linda Mitchell Consulting, and president at National Women's Political Caucus of Washington.

Lisa Picard, EVP and Regional Manager, Seattle, WA
Lisa has over 15 years of experience in the conceptualization, design, finance and management of large real estate projects, with a portfolio of office, retail, resort, residential and mixed
use developments totaling over $1.2 billion. She has a track record for delivering innovative, high quality projects that involve numerous stakeholders. Currently, Lisa is developing and executing Skanska USA's west coast investment strategy for commercial development, as well as its all equity investment and development platform. Prior to joining Skanska USA, Lisa founded Muse Development and previously developed several urban projects in Seattle with both Hines and Harbor Properties.

Barbara Swift, Principal, Swift Company
Barbara’s enthusiasm for landscape architecture and urban design is contagious. As a skilled and seasoned practitioner, she is committed to creating powerful places that resonate over time. Barbara is known for strategic thinking and work with diverse circumstances from urban systems to wild landscapes. Barbara’s innovative work has been acknowledged with multiple awards and fellowships. Her commitment is evidenced in years of service with the Seattle Design commission, Seattle Arts Commission, and the ARCADE Journal.

Jessica Vets, Executive Director of Seattle’s Fremont Chamber of Commerce
In her role as Executive Director of Seattle’s Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Vets supports the Chamber’s mission and goals, and provides direction for its membership base. She is also actively involved in the Seattle Farmers Market Association, working closely with the Market Master on vendor relations, accounting and management operations. As a consultant, Jessica helps small businesses with their brand identity, project management and operations efficiencies. A passionate community advocate, she volunteers with a variety of local non
profit organizations. Jessica has an MBA from Seattle University, and a BS in graphic design and photography from Drexel University.
Rainier Square Atrium, 3rd Floor
1333 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Thursday, June 21st
5:00pm - 5:30 networking
5:30 - 7:30pm presentation, discussion, Q&A

Cost: $5 Cascadia GBC members & Emerging Professionals / $15 non-members

Upcoming Emerging Professionals Events

June 22, 5-7pm
Seattle EP Happy Hour
Temple Billiards
Pioneer Square

Seattle University Biodiversity
and Grounds Walking Tour

Bullitt Center Hard Hat Tour

Slow Food Harvest Dinner

Monday, June 18, 2012

ASHRAE Government Affairs Update, 6/15/2012

·        So Many Opportunities for Grassroots Engagement – Where to Start?
·        GSA Releases Core Competencies, Recommended Curriculum for Personnel Performing Building Operation, Maintenance, Management, Etc.
·        House Passes Energy & Water Funding Bill
·        Senate Committee Approves Funding Bill for GSA, Education
·        World Leaders Set to Gather Next Week at Rio+20 Conference

So Many Opportunities for Grassroots Engagement – Where to Start?

Next week, many a member will descend upon San Antonio. No event brings more HVAC&R professionals together than the Society’s Annual Meeting, and with so many members gathered in one location, there is no greater opportunity to talk about how ASHRAE regions, chapters, sections, and members can work together to accomplish great things in the public policy arena.
Though grassroots advocacy is a relatively new program for ASHRAE, many within the Society are already engaging – and on many levels.
·    Although no state has yet adopted a law to require those sitting for PE licensure to have at least a master’s degree – known alternatively as “master’s-or-equivalent,” “MOE,” “bachelor’s-plus-30,” or “BS+30” – several states are potential battlegrounds in the months to come. In recent weeks, there have been rumblings about such proposals – to which ASHRAE is opposed – being discussed in Idaho, Maryland, and Nebraska. Although Nebraska regulators have gone on record as saying this will not be an issue in the near future, the Cornhusker State still bears watching. Conversations are just starting in Idaho and Maryland, but constant vigilance is required in every state, lest something come down the pike and catch ASHRAE and coalition partners by surprise.
·    Members in several areas of the United States are discussing collaborative efforts in energy standards and codes advocacy with the regional energy efficiency organization, or REEO, in their region. The REEOs in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and South-central U.S. have already expressed enthusiasm in working in concert with the technical expertise of ASHRAE members – and some members are even slated to attend REEO events on ASHRAE’s behalf.
·    Members are promoting use of ASHRAE standards at all levels of government. The adoption of our flagship energy efficiency standard, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, is, unsurprisingly, at the forefront, with new resources being crafted as we speak.
·    The Philadelphia Chapter is acting in coalition with a broad range of organizations to fight a state proposal to extend the cycle for all building code updates – including those to energy codes – from three to six years. That chapter also is working with other parties in the high-performance building space on city legislation to require energy disclosure and benchmarking for commercial buildings.
·    Iowa members area applying for leadership positions in new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) “hubs” created by the governor to improve educational efforts in those subjects and, by extension, to stimulate those business sectors across the state.
And this says nothing about all that ASHRAE’s U.S. federal advocates – members and staff – are working on!
There is so much to do and communication is key. To stay abreast of developments “inside the beltway” and beyond, keep reading Government Affairs Update (and encourage colleagues to sign up for Update); subscribe to Government Affairs staff social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter; bookmark the ASHRAE Government Affairs page for the most up-to-date advocacy resources; and let Government Affairs staff know of any developments in your area that could impact HVAC&R professionals.


GSA Releases Core Competencies, Recommended Curriculum for Personnel Performing Building Operation, Maintenance, Management, Etc.

This week the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released a list of core competencies for personnel performing building operations and maintenance, energy management, sustainability, water efficiency, safety (including electrical safety), building performance measures, and design functions. GSA also released a related recommended curriculum for facility management and operation of high-performance buildings.
These documents are part of GSA’s implementation of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (P.L. 111-308), which became law in 2010. The core competencies can be viewed at (PDF) The recommended curriculum can be found at (PDF) GSA’s announcement of the availability of these documents can be found at the following address


House Passes Energy & Water Funding Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2013 (H.R. 5325). This bill would cut funding for several programs and activities, including the Energy Information Administration (EIA) (cut by $5 million), State Energy Program (cut by $25 million), and Weatherization Assistance Program (cut by $13.4 million).
The Senate is currently proposing higher funding levels for all of these programs. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its bill in late April; it is unclear when the Senate may attempt to pass its version of the Energy & Water Appropriations Bill, and what the final funding levels will be. At this point it appears more likely that Congress will pass one or more continuing resolutions, which will fund all or most federal government programs and agencies at the current fiscal year’s levels.
For additional information, please contact Mark Ames, ASHRAE Manager of Federal Government Affairs, at, or 202-833-1830.


Senate Committee Approves Funding Bill for GSA, Education

Yesterday the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2013. This bill would provide the U.S. General Services Administration with $56 million for construction and acquisition, and $514.7 million for the repair of federal buildings and courthouses.
The Senate’s bill would also provide $44.8 million to the U.S. Department of Education to create a new program called ARPA-ED that would be designed to promote advances in science and engineering.
The House is in the process of developing its version of this bill.


World Leaders Set to Gather Next Week at Rio+20 Conference

Representatives from nations around the world, and thousands of private sector, and non-governmental organizations will meet next week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United National Conference on Sustainable Development, commonly called “Rio+20”. As its name implies, the conference will focus on sustainable development, including green jobs and trade, sustainable cities, science and technology development, and many other issues and themes.
For more information on the conference visit

Friday, June 15, 2012

ASHRAE and UNEP Join Forces to Promote Sustainable Refrigeration in Facilities and Systems ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the United Nations Environment Programme announced today a collaborative effort to develop and publish a new Guide for Sustainable Refrigerated Facilities and Systems. This $400,000 project is being jointly funded by ASHRAE and the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and is scheduled to be completed in early 2014.

The Guide will address the entire range of facility and equipment design and efficiency alternatives for refrigerated processing, storage and distribution (the cold chain) in both developed and developing countries.  As global urbanization continues, refrigerated storage and transport from farm to store is critical.  Food spoilage is a significant sustainability problem particularly in least developed countries.  Medicine storage and transportation is likewise critical.

The Guide is also important as Parties to the Montreal Protocol face upcoming compliance deadlines. For developing countries, that means a freeze in HCFC consumption and production by Jan. 1, 2013, followed by a 10 percent reduction in 2015 and 97.5 percent reduction by 2030. Currently, HCFC-22 is the preferred refrigerant for many facilities and systems, particularly for small-medium sized enterprises, but this ozone depleting gas is being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. The Guide’s goal is to support the selection of alternatives while maintaining or improving energy efficiency across the entire cold chain and reducing the environmental footprint.  That, in turn, supports countries’ compliance with this international treaty and improves global sustainability.

“This is the largest collaborative project ASHRAE has undertaken with UNEP and truly represents our global leadership approach to solving society’s issues,” Ron Jarnagin, ASHRAE president, said. “We, with our partner associations, look forward to working with UNEP on this extremely important refrigeration guide.”

James Curlin, interim head of UNEP’s OzonAction Branch notes: “The protection of the stratospheric ozone layer under the Montreal Protocol has a long track record of meeting specific and measurable sustainable development objectives, including contributing to Millennium Development Goal 7, ‘Ensuring Environmental Sustainability.’ This guide will help impart such sustainability considerations to the owners and operators of refrigerated systems and facilities in developing countries, and help them make informed decisions about refrigerants, equipment and energy efficiency considerations. We look forward to working with ASHRAE to deliver this strategic technical guide.”

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

UNEP is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. The treaty was opened for signature on Sept. 16, 1987, and entered into force on Jan. 1, 1989. Since then, it has undergone five amendments, in 1990 (London), 1992 (Copenhagen), 1995 (Vienna), 1997 (Montreal) and 1999 (Beijing). Due to its widespread adoption and implementation it has been hailed as an example of exceptional international cooperation "Perhaps the single most successful international agreement to date...”

The Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol is managed by an Executive Committee which is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Fund. The 2012 Committee membership includes Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Cuba, Finland, India, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mali, Romania, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and United States of America.  Xiao Xuezhi (China) is the current chair, and the Committee is assisted by the Fund Secretariat which is based in Montreal, Canada.  UNEP is one of four Implementing Agencies of the Fund, along with UNDP, UNIDO and the World Bank.

For more information, contact:
Jodi Scott
Public Relations

Anne Fenner
Information Manager
UNEP OzonAction Programme
+33 1 4437 1454

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Job Posting
FSi consulting engineers
Mechanical Project Engineer

FSi consulting engineers is growing, and looking for an experienced mechanical engineer ready to join a firm where you can make a difference.  At FSi, you will be part of a team that that focuses on the growth and development of your personal and technical skills for you to advance your career.  FSi’s culture is one of camaraderie and communication.  You won’t be overlooked or unappreciated at FSi.
In our 25 year history, we have worked on many unique projects, several of which have won Design Excellence awards and achieved LEED Gold or Platinum ratings.  We manage the design team on the majority of our projects, giving you the opportunity to use and grow your project management ability.  Our projects range from Boeing Aircraft Paint Facilities to a LEED Gold City Hall. Our clients include many public agencies and major companies in the Pacific Northwest.  Our work is unique, not a cookie cutter design of past designs.
Situated in Seattle’s Pioneer Square area, FSi offers a generous package of health insurance, flexible working hours, 401k, subsidized public transportation and other benefits.  Please see for more about the company.
Duties include:
HVAC and Plumbing engineering
Sustainable design
BIM design
Design related client communication
Design task management for projects
Meeting and exceeding client expectations
Mentor less experienced engineers
Work with Principals on staffing, scope, and schedule issues
Networking and developing business opportunities
6-12 years of experience designing building HVAC and plumbing systems
BSME or equal
PE and LEED AP preferred
Demonstrated success managing design teams and client relationships
Commitment to beating client expectations
Experience in providing investigation and construction period services
Willingness/ability to communicate - both speaking and listening
Willingness/ability to give and receive feedback
Pacific Northwest experience preferred
BIM experience is a plus
Desire to create sustainable solutions and energy-conserving designs
Please respond with e-mail and applicable resume to

Thursday, June 7, 2012

ASHRAE Fellowship Program:

ASHRAE is sponsoring a 12- to 18-month fellowship program with placement at the Department of Energy in the Office of Building Technologies, Building Energy Codes Program. This fellowship provides the traditional ASHRAE Member with exposure to the area of public policy. This assignment will enable a selected ASHRAE member to assist DOE in one of the following code deployment activities:

1.     Code Compliance;
2.     Residential Duct Test Training;
3.     Assessment of the Impact of Updating State Energy Codes; or
4.     Advanced Energy Code Training.

Federal government fellowships provide a valuable public service to the nation while, at the same time, providing engineers and scientists with a unique opportunity to participate directly in the policy-making process. This is an exciting, rewarding, and educational period in their professional careers. This enriching experience enables ASHRAE/DOE Fellows to bring back to their employers an insider's perspective on government decision-making that can contribute significantly to the mission and vision of the organization.

A couple of additional points to note:

•        The fellowship requires living in or around Washington, DC for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension for a second year.
•        The fellowship will require reporting to DOE offices on a daily basis (i.e., a 40-hour work week).
•        The individual selected must be a U.S. citizen.
•        A stipend of $74,872 gross (i.e., before taxes, etc.) will be provided by DOE.
•        Health insurance reimbursement will be provided by DOE up to $500 per month, with any monthly costs over that being paid for by the fellow.
•        Ideal candidates will have a technical background, with 3-10 years experience in the building industry, as this is an early career development opportunity.
•        The fellowship can begin as soon as a suitable candidate is selected by DOE.

If you know of any members in your regions and/or chapters who might be a good fit for this opportunity, please have them contact Doug Read, our Director of Government Affairs, at their earliest convenience.

Thanks for your attention - and we look forward to interest from your members to play an integral role in growing the relationship between DOE and ASHRAE.

Mark Wills

OPENING - Mechanical Engineer HVAC

Positions: Full Time & Contract
Locations: Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with abilities and experience.

·         B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (HVAC and fire protection)
·         Experience in the petrochemical industry with a strong background in Oil and Gas Production and Refining.
·         Professional Engineering license preferred but not required.
·         Experience required in design, specification, application, and modification of industrial HVAC and fire protection systems.
·         Strong technical proficiency in HVAC and fire protection, and demonstrated ability to perform necessary system analysis and calculations
·         Experience also required in:
-        P&ID and mechanical flow diagram development and review
-        HVAC and fire water system testing
-        Area classifications and hazardous location equipment
-        Equipment drawing review and approval.
·         Excellent working knowledge of ASHRAE, NFPA, ASME piping codes and API standards.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
·         Emphasis on quality and attention to detail.
·         Strong organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
·         Ability to work well in a team environment with mechanical designers
·         Strong computer skills - Microsoft Applications (Word/Excel) and engineering software programs.
·         Capable of some travel and remote site assignments.

Please Contact:

Chad Lillie

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Contact: Jodi Scott
Public Relations

Guidance on Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Included in New ASHRAE Handbook

ATLANTA – New guidance on variable refrigerant flow is featured in ASHRAE’s new 2012 Handbook volume.

The 2012 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses systems and the equipment that comprises them, including features and differences. It is designed to help system designers and building operators select and use equipment. It contains 52 chapters.

Chapter 18, Variable-Refrigerant-Flow (VRF) Systems, describes these systems, their components and applicable standards in detail, and includes a system design example and important guidance on costs, controls and safety. In previous volumes, variable refrigerant flow was covered in the unitary products section.

“This new chapter covers the A to Z of variable refrigerant flow – from application of VRF to understanding how VRF works and from analyzing a building load in terms of VRF to zoning with VRF,” Paul Doppel, chair of ASHRAE’s technical committee on variable refrigerant flow that wrote the chapter, said. “The chapter offers an excellent overview of VRF technology, including discussion about 2-pipe and 3-pipe system performance during heating operations.”

The chapter also includes a section that lays out a process for designing with VRF including a load analysis, as well as discussions regarding system expansion and designing systems to meet ASHRAE standard requirements.

“Since VRF systems can connect more than 100 percent nominal capacity of indoor units (up to 150 percent in some cases), the chapter also addresses shows how VRF can be used to satisfy changing building conditions with smaller capacity systems by using building diversity and multiple indoor units,” Doppel said.

Other highlights in the 2012 volume:
•       Chapter 12, District Heating and Cooling, has an extensive new section on economic comparisons, plus several new detailed examples.
•       Chapter 17, Ultraviolet Lamp Systems, has new results from ASHRAE research project RP-1509 on degradation of materials irradiated by UVC energy.
•       Chapter 19, Duct Construction, has a rewritten section on duct leakage, and new information on air dispersion systems and factory-built grease duct systems.
•       Chapter 21, Fans, has added descriptions of types of fans and their applications; many upgraded figures; vibration categories, grades and limits; and a complete rewrite and update for the controls section.
•       Chapter 51, Thermal Storage, has new content on unitary thermal storage systems (UTSSs), two new detailed sizing examples, several new figures, and extensive new guidance on equipment selection and operation.

The cost of the 2012 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment, print edition (either I-P or SI and includes a CD of all content in both I-P and SI units) is $199. The 2012 volume also is available in CD format for $179.

To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide) or visit at

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.