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ASHRAE Releases New Edition of Principles of HVAC Textbook
23 October 2017

ASHRAE has released an updated eighth edition of Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. The textbook is ASHRAE’s recommended text for HVAC instruction and presents the fundamental concepts for HVAC systems and design. It is available in the ASHRAE Bookstore. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the changes made in the new 2017 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals, and contains the most current ASHRAE procedures, as well as information on the treatment of building HVAC systems – from basic principles through design and operation. The previous edition was published in 2013. The textbook is divided into three major sections, including general concepts, air conditioning systems and HVAC&R equipment.
The changes made in this edition include:
• New values for climatic design information.
• Updated system design and equipment section to reflect recent changesand concepts in contemporary heating and air-conditioning system practices.
• Revised design data and updated content throughout the textbook for stronger continuity with the 2017 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals to reflect current industry practice and needs.

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