Book of the month! HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics!
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May 4, 2016

Book of the month! HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics!

The updated second edition of HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics provides those involved in the design, installation, and commissioning of HVAC systems for hospitals with a comprehensive reference source for their work. This second edition of HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics adds updated information, provides in-depth design recommendations based on best practices, and presents proven, cost-effective, and reliable solutions that result in low maintenance cost and high reliability. Our intent is that this edition of the manual focuses specifically on heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system design for health care facilities, omitting general system descriptions that are readily available in other ASHRAE publications. Instead, our focus has been to present “what’s different” about health care HVAC.

This essential text covers:

  • environmental comfort
  • infection control
  • energy conservation
  • life safety
  • operation and maintenance
  • design strategies known to meet applicable standards and guidelines
  • disaster planning
  • “best practice” recommendations on temperature, humidity, air exchange, and pressure requirements for various types of rooms found in hospitals

Although not a consensus document, this manual draws heavily on ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2008, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The intended audience for this manual includes:

  • consulting engineers;
  • experienced hospital designers who will use it as a reference;
  • mechanical engineers who wish to become familiar with health care design;
  • young engineers who seek a career specializing in health care HVAC design;
  • facility managers;
  • infection control personnel;
  • managers of planning and design;
  • maintenance staff;
  • contractors;
  • developers; and
  • code, accreditation, and licensure officials.

One Response

  1. Klimaya says:

    Why this site do not have other languages?