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ASHRAE GUIDE FOR BUILDINGS IN HOT & HUMID CLIMATES

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) - 2009

In response to demand from building owners, engineers and architects in hot and humid climates, ASHRAE President Terry Townsend, P.E. asked us to research the practical experience and the information needs of building professionals working in these regions throughout the world. Based on that research, we wrote, illustrated, coordinated information contributions and managed the peer review for this 316-page, 4-color technical reference book. Among other topics, the book provides practical suggestions for reducing construction costs while achieving sustainable, comfortable and storm-resistant buildings which have greatly reduced mold risks. This PDF contains the book’s preface and its detailed table of contents.

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ASHRAE Design Guide for Humidity Control

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) - 2006

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Working under contract to ASHRAE, we researched, wrote, coordinated the co-author contributions and the peer review process for this 512-page, 4-color technical reference book. We also generated the illustrations, designed the layout and prepared the print-ready files. This PDF contains the complete Chapter 7, which describes how HVAC design can help avoid mold problems.

FREE SAMPLE: ASHRAE HCDG C7 Mold.pdf


measured home performance

california energy commission

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This print-on-demand book was created as a report to the California Energy Commission under contract no. 500-08-05, administered by the Gas Technology Institute. This project was paid for by the utility rate payers of the State of California through the Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research program (PIER Program). The book was written and illustrated by Lew Harriman, working with information provided by Rick Chitwood and his home performance colleagues. It describes best practices which have provided homeowners with measured energy savings after retrofits of typical single family houses. The measures outlined in this book are aimed principally at significant energy reductions (40 to 60% of annual heating and cooling costs). But they also provide measured improvements in occupant comfort. 

FREE PDF:
Measured Home Performance (Version 2.0)

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