The ASHRAE GreenGuide

2nd Edition

Authors: ASHRAE Press
Hardcover ISBN: 9781933742076
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 8th November 2006
Page Count: 416


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With a focus on how to apply proven Green Building Technology to the design and energy use of a building, the ASHRAE GreenGuide provides mechanical engineers, architects, and construction engineers hand's-on, needed tips on everything from site location to the latest in energy-saving HVAC Systems. This new edition will carry that invaluable practical help forward with the latest on LEED (Leadership on Energy and Environmental Design) guidance as promulgated by the U.S. Green Buildings Council and will offer the latest in sustainable materials and systems specifications. Moreover, the new edition will be better organized around the actual construction project sequence from important Green decisions that must be made at the pre-design and programmatic phases on through the actual construction documents and specifications and eventual Post-occupancy. It will also be greatly enhanced with new Green Tips, including an expanded version of the Green Tip that focuses on specific building types. Dual units have been provided as well as more international HVAC engineering representation in the content authorship. No other guide of this kind offers the authority and accuracy on green HVAC and building technologies like this book.

Key Features

  • Offers the latest information on Building Automation Systems, Renewable Energy Options, CHP and GSHP systems, and Construction Issues.

  • Provides dual units as well as more international HVAC engineering coverage

  • Graphs, photographs, renderings and diagrams have been improved, or added where necessary, to provide a more complete overview of specific subject matter and to provide better clarity of detail.

  • References will be expanded and updated in order to make the Second Edition as current as possible when it is published, including an extensive listing of online resources.


Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental, and Construction Engineers Architects, General Contractors, HVAC Contractors Manufacturers and suppliers of HVAC equipment and systems

Table of Contents

FOREWORD PREFACE Background on the ASHRAE GreenGuide’s Continued Development What the ASHRAE GreenGuide Is and Is Not Who Should Use the ASHRAE GreenGuide How to Use This ASHRAE GreenGuide ACKNOWLEDGMENTS SECTION I: BASICS Chapter 1—Green/ Sustainable “High Performance” Design Introduction Relationship to Sustainability Commitment to High Performance Projects What Drives Green Projects Ingredients of a Successful Green Project Endeavor Establishing Green Design Goals Early Integration of Team Ideas Effective Execution The Engineering/Energy Conservation Ethic Incentives Building Team Spirit International Perspective Chapter 2—Background and Fundamentals Sustainability in Architecture Laws of Thermodynamics Key Relationships/Dependencies Summary References SECTION 2: THE DESIGN PROCESS Chapter 3—Commissioning Process CA’s Role and Owner’s Project Requirement Commissioning Phases Selection of a Commissioning Provider Selection of Systems to Commission Commissioning Models Commissioning Checklist Chapter 4—Architectural Design Impacts Site Location Site Orientation Building Form/Geometry Building Envelope Arrangement/Grouping of Spaces Climatic Impacts Chapter 5—The Design Process—Early Stages Overview The Owner’s Role The Design Team The Engineer’s Role Project Delivery Methods and Contractor Selection(Formally a separate


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