The manual 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 with systems providing desired performance and efficiency. The book, a complete rewrite of the first edition, focuses specifically on HVAC system design for health care facilities, omitting general system descriptions that are readily available in other ASHRAE publications. Want more HVAC industry news and information? I want to hear from you.

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Health care HVAC systems serve facilities in which the population is uniquely vulnerable and exposed to an elevated risk of health, fire, and safety hazard. The HVAC systems in health care facilities must be carefully designed to be installed, operated and maintained in coordination with specialized buildings services, including emergency and normal power, plumbing and medical gas systems, automatic transport, fire protections and a myriad of IT systems, all within a limited building envelope.

This new edition of HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics provides in-depth, up-to-date design recommendations based on best practices from consulting and hospital engineers with decades of experience in the design, construction, and operation of health care facilities.

It presents solutions that are proven, cost effective, and reliable--solutions that provide low maintenance cost and high reliability, with a focus on presenting what's different about health care HVAC. This detailed reference is useful for consulting engineers, hospital designers, architects, mechanical engineers, facility managers, infection control personnel, maintenance staff, contractors, developers, and code accreditation and licensure officials.

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HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics (2nd) [Hardcover]

Infection control experts have put together guidelines on hospital HVAC system filtration, temperature, humidity, air change, pressurization and exhaust. Unlike, for a typical building HVAC system which is maintained for comfort, a hospital HVAC system's job is to improve indoor air quality, mitigate airborne transmission of diseases, and in general providing superior patient care, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management magazine. The second edition of the manual reflects major changes in health care engineering since the first edition was published in When it was adopted by the Facilities Guidelines Institute as part of the " Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities," it became the minimum code adopted by more than 40 states and influenced codes throughout the world, according to the article. One chapter in the updated guide deals with designing various types of critical rooms and areas within hospitals, such as operating rooms, isolation rooms, pharmacies, labs and imaging suites, and includes new data on energy use by various types of imaging systems. Another chapter is devoted to designing renovations with emphasis on system upgrades and infection control during construction. Read the article.


ASHRAE Releases HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals, 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. Standard -- Ventilation of Health Care Facilities is one of a family of documents that offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of health care facilities. The standard offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of health care facilities. The revised edition incorporates 12 addenda to the standard and includes significant changes. Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings provides the HVAC designer with complete coverage of humidity control from basic principles to real-world design advice. Learn More.


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