The newly published 2011 edition of ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications has a chapter focusing on the unique design issues tall buildings present.

The book also contains 60 other chapters on a broad range of applications, written to help HVACR design engineers and others use the fundamentals, equipment, and systems described in other ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Handbook volumes.

"HVAC Applications has up-to-date, real-world guidance from many of the world’s leading authorities in their areas of expertise," Rex Noble, chair of the subcommittee that supervised the latest revision, said. "This volume covers an incredibly wide variety of topics, from residential, commercial, educational, and health-care facilities to agriculture, aircraft, fire and smoke management, solar energy, seismic- and wind-resistant design—even nuclear facilities. In addition to the new chapter on tall buildings, we have a second new chapter on ultraviolet germicidal irradiation."

The cost of the print version, which includes a searchable CD, is $195; the cost for the CD only is $165. ASHRAE members receive the print/CD version as a member benefit.

To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400, or click here.

The 2011 edition of ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications is being added to ASHRAE Handbook Online.