January 9 ASHRAE Journal Newsletter
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January 9, 2024

AHR Expo, ASHRAE Journal 2024, Chicago
By Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE
It's that time of year again. Later this month ASHRAE will gather in Chicago, and we will hurry from hotel to conference hall or convention center trying to keep out of the cold as best we can. If you have to "winterize" your plant, I hope you have already done so; otherwise, it's probably too late. Read more
By David Claridge, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; Jiajun Liao, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE; and Linyan Wang, P.E.
A building cooling and heating system coefficient of performance is introduced as part of a more general measure called the building systems load/energy ratio. This article includes information on comprehensive HVAC system efficiency measures, including the impact of reheat and multiple energy sources. Read more
Strainers and Their Uses in Hydronic Systems
Join ASHRAE Journal Editor Drew Champlin and Mike Gallagher as they discuss how strainers are used in hydronic systems along with the differences between wye, basket and inlet strainers and address common mistakes when applying strainers.
 
Mike Gallagher, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE
 
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By Joseph W. Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE
Columnist Joseph Lstiburek discusses why the environmental separator you use in a building matters, how we are currently fumbling energy codes and how to construct buildings that meet the modern day needs of the built environment. Read more
By Chandra Sekhar, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE; Gaelle Guyot, Ph.D.; Pawel Wargocki, PH.D., Member ASHRAE; Paul Raymer, Member ASHRAE; Jelle Laverge, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE; Wei Ye, Ph.D.; Rick Karg, Life Member ASHRAE
This column is an overview of the impacts of ventilation and IEQ on occupants in the sleeping environment. Read more
By Michael Gallagher, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems have taken many markets by storm. This column discusses all things VRF, including piping considerations, distribution boxes, refrigerant line lengths, compressors, climate-based decisions in design and more. Read more
In 2023, a series of monthly articles on the latest edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Sites and Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Articles covered changes to the building envelope, thermal bridging requirements, mechanical updates to HVAC&R and service water heating, energy credits, lighting changes, mechanical system performance rating method and performance path changes. Read more

January 2024 ASHRAE Journal
This month’s issue of ASHRAE Journal includes topics such as optimized chilled water design in high-rises, marginal carbon factors and winterizing industrial facilities. Access the digital edition here. 

All articles and columns published in ASHRAE Journal since 1997 are available in pdf format at no cost to members through ASHRAE’s Technology Portal. Search the archives here.
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