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ASHRAE Government Affairs Update, 6/28/2013

GGAC Goes Live As of Monday, July 1, the Grassroots Government Activities Committee (GGAC) will become official. As has been reported in numerous past issues of Update, at the 2012 Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors approved the creation of a new Society-level committee to address government a...

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Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Encouraged Through Free Download of IAQ Guide

The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning provides strategies to achieve good IAQ using proven technologies and without significantly increasing costs.   First published in 2009, the guide is the result of collaboration between ASHRAE, the America...

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ASHRAE Government Affairs Update

North Carolina Continues Down Regressive Path on Energy Code In the May 17 edition of Update, North Carolina’s General Assembly is heading down a dangerous road by considering legislation (notably, House Bill 201) to repeal mandatory adoption of the state’s 2012 energy code and revert b...

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Updated Heat Gain, Weather Data Latest Additions to ASHRAE Handbook

ATLANTA—Outdated internal equipment heat gain data can result in oversized systems and higher operating costs, yet it is one of the most difficult areas for engineers to define. To assist the building environment industry in defining these loads and designing more cost-efficient systems, inte...

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