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Free Books
  • All of the titles in the well-received and highly popular Advanced Energy Design Guide series are available for free download.
    For more information about the ASHRAE AEDG click here
    Register and download for free here

AEDG
  • Using this Guide will help achieve cost-effective and cost-efficient refrigeration systems for new projects,
    expansions, remodels, and existing systems that simply need a tune-up.
    This Guide was developed through cooperation of ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy. In an effort to promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and DOE are making this Guide available for download (PDF) at no charge.
    For free download, please register here

Refrigeration commissining guide
  • Using this Guide will help achieve cost-effective and cost-efficient refrigeration systems for new projects,
    expansions, remodels, and existing systems that simply need a tune-up.
    This Guide was developed through cooperation of ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy. In an effort to promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and DOE are making this Guide available for download (PDF) at no charge.
    For free download, please register here

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  • Earthquake Protection is a useful free download of an 8 pages which can be used to help prevent the
    effects of earthquakes on mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
    Download the booklet from here

EQP
  • The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning is designed for  architects, design engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and all other professionals concerned with indoor air quality. The summary document is available for free download here

IAQ
  • A Position Document is a Board of Directors-approved document expressing the views of the Society on a specific topic pertaining to public policy. Topics include Airborne Illnesses, Environmental Tobacco Smoke, Climate Change, and several others. To learn more: Position Documents and Papers >>

position doc
Free Software
  • The purpose of this database is to provide current information on service life and maintenance costs of typical HVAC equipment. Engineers depend on accurate owning and operating data to make decisions involving the life cycle and functionality of buildings. However, lack of sufficient up-to-date data makes it difficult to provide a solid basis for those decisions. Previous efforts to collect data through traditional survey methods have produced less than acceptable results.

    See more details here

  • Energy consumption in buildings is a complicated set of interactions among building components. When it comes to understanding energy efficiency opportunities, it’s useful to see how changing one component affects the whole.
    Energy engineers at the Energy Center of Wisconsin developed the Back-of-the-Envelope Calculator to provide greater initial insight into the energy usage and environmental impacts of a proposed commercial building project.
    The calculator is available for free download and lets you see real-time energy connections among building components, isolate the effects of a change to a single energy parameter or produce concept-level energy estimates. Not only can you see real-time energy connections, but you can calculate total CO2emissions for a building from both electricity and gas consumption.

    Download the Back-of-the-Envelope Calculator

  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently announced that an enhanced version of its CONTAM indoor air quality modeling software is now available. CONTAM is the popular NIST tool that predicts airflows and contaminant concentrations in multizone building systems. CONTAM is based on a graphic interface that allows the user to draw floor plans on a “sketchpad” and employ “icons” to represent airflow paths, ventilation system components, and contaminant sources. CONTAM has been used by NIST and others around the world to study the indoor air quality impacts of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems in single-family residential buildings, ventilation in large mechanically ventilated office buildings, radon entry and transport in large residential, office, and school buildings, and the design and analysis of smoke management systems.

    More details here

  • An easy-to-use, but sophisticated method of analyzing various hybrid geothermal configurations is one piece that has been missing from the world of geothermal analysis tools. This new HyGCHP (Hybrid ground coupled heart pump) modeling tool, fills a gap for engineers and designers by modeling hybrid systems that can lower the up-front costs of geothermal. The tool is based on a study by The Energy Center of Wisconsin with assistance from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Alliant Energy, and Madison Gas and Electric.

    More details here