ASHRAE Learning Institute Opens Registration for Spring Online Courses

ASHRAE Learning Institute announced that registration is open for its 2021 Spring online instructor-led course series. The 16 online offerings, including eight new courses, run from January through June. A new course, “Reopening Commercial Buildings: Evaluating Your HVAC System’s Readiness to Mitigate the Spread of SARS-CoV-2,” taking place on January 27, expounds the online ASHRAE COVID-19 details for reopening buildings and the Building Readiness Plan for HVAC systems. The course will help reiterate… Read More

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure and Communities of Faith Building Guidance

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released new guidance to address control of airborne infectious aerosol exposure and recommendations for communities of faith buildings. An infectious aerosol is a suspension in air of fine particles or droplets containing pathogens such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can cause infections when inhaled. They can be produced by breathing, talking, sneezing and other as well as by flushing toilets and by certain medical and dental procedures. Read More

HVAC Industry Labor-Management Partners Take Action Against School Ventilation Dangers in the Fight Against COVID-19

An estimated one-third of schools across the United States are operating antiquated ventilation systems, putting students and staff at risk, not only of infection but of other major health issues, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The study, “School Districts Frequently Identified Multiple Building Systems Needing Updates or Replacement,” is the first study of school infrastructure since 1996. It has been welcomed with open arms by the Sheet Metal Air,… Read More

ASHRAE Announces Move to New Net-Zero Energy Global Headquarters In Metro Atlanta

ASHRAE, a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, announced a move to its new global headquarters, located at 180 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Ga. The Society began renovations in January 2020 on an existing 66,700 ft2 building, originally built in 1978, on 11 acres of land. Located 10 miles north of its previous headquarters building, ASHRAE joins other innovation and sustainability-focused organizations based in the popular Technology Parkway corridor. Read More

ASHRAE Announces 2020-21 Society Scholarship Recipients

ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 30 Society scholarships, totaling $167,000, for the 2020-21 academic year. “We are extremely proud of the 2020-21 ASHRAE Scholarship recipients,” said Michel Hayek chair of the ASHRAE scholarship trustees. “These individuals represent the future of the HVAC&R industry and ASHRAE is pleased to support this bright future by providing scholarship opportunities to students each year.” The following awards provide a $10,000 scholarship: Willis H. Carrier Scholarships Kylene Landenberger, mechanical engineering, California Polytechnic State… Read More

Bard’s I-TEC Indoor Unit and ASHRAE’s Guidelines for HVAC in Classrooms

Bard HVAC Classroom Units may help reduce the spread of airborne diseases. A recently published ASHRAE technical paper issued to inform and educate consultants, architects and facility managers on mitigating airborne infectious diseases in educational facilities / classrooms provides the following strategy for HVAC systems. These guidelines are provided in an ASHRAE Position Documentation on Airborne Infectious Disease in HVAC Applications, August 2020 and ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Schools & Universities (Updated July 17,… Read More
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