ASHRAE’s new user’s manual explains how to comply with the latest HVAC standards

by Brianna Crandall — June 25, 2021 — Global building technology society ASHRAE has just released the 2019 edition of the Standard 62.1 User’s Manual. The latest 62.1 User’s Manual was created to be used ASHRAE Standard 62.1 User’s Manualalongside ASHRAE’s primary ventilation standard, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019.

The User’s Manual explains how to apply the criteria set out by Standard 62.1-2019 by providing examples, sample calculations and best practices for professionals concerned with ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) in nonresidential buildings.

Wayne Thomann, chair of Standard 62.1 Project Monitoring Subcommittee, explained:

The User’s Manual assists in the design, installation, and operation of buildings in accordance with Standard 62.1-2019. It is important to remember that Standard 62.1 is written to be code enforceable, and therefore contains only mandatory language, while the User’s Manual paraphrases and explains the requirements, making it a valuable resource for both the architects and engineers designing the building and those responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining the building. The User’s Manual facilitates compliance with the performance requirements defined in the standard.

The User’s Manual is intended to support building professionals, including architects, engineers, manufacturers, plan examiners, field inspectors, general and specialty contractors, and operation and maintenance personnel. The publication offers a crucial supplement for professionals concerned with ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ).

During the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference, the ASHRAE Learning Institute’s Global Training Center in Dubai will offer a three-hour course titled, “Indoor Air Quality and ASHRAE Standard 62.1 MENA.” This course will be held on Wednesday, June 30, from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT to accommodate participants in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and other members across the globe. Access to the course is included with conference registration.

To purchase the Standard 62.1 User’s Manual, visit the ASHRAE Bookstore.