ASHRAE updates HVAC basics textbook


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (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.

The new edition 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.

It is divided into three major sections, including general concepts, air conditioning systems and HVAC&R equipment.

Noteworthy changes include:

  • New values for climatic design information
  • Updated system design and equipment section to reflect recent changes and 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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