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April 2019


According to the authors, VAV minimums commonly have been set at 20% to 50% of maximum due to incorrect engineering assumptions. Using the findings from ASHRAE Research Project, RP-1515, the authors discuss how using the correct assumptions results in lower airflow rates and better thermal comfort.

Features and Columns from the April 2019 issue:
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Eliminating Overcooling Discomfort While Saving Energy
Part 3: Advancing Occupant Modeling for Building Design and Code Compliance
2019 ASHRAE Technology Awards: Loft Complex Saves by Optimizing Hydronics
2019 ASHRAE Technology Awards: Heat Recovery Saves Energy at Funeral Home
Standing Columns:
Building Sciences: Double Play
Engineer's Notebook: VAV System Duct Main Design
IEQ Applications: Occupant Health & Well-being in Green Buildings
Refrigeration Applications: Working at the Extremes
Solving Problems: Overcoming Common Pitfalls, Challenges: Sizing, Selecting Valves


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AMCA inmotion 2018 Fall

AMCA inmotion

This year's AMCA inmotion features articles related to the three pillars of the association's new strategic plan: advocacy, education and training, and certified ratings. An article on fan energy index (FEI) helps the reader better interpret fan-performance representations.

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