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The 2013 ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentals covers basic principles and data used in the HVAC&R industry. Updated with research sponsored by ASHRAE and others, this volume includes 1,000 pages and 39 chapters covering general engineering information, basic materials, climate data, load and energy calculations, duct and pipe design, and sustainability, plus reference tables for abbreviations and symbols, I-P to SI conversions, and physical properties of materials.ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education. The ASHRAE Handbooks are the design standard for control of built environments with volumes on Systems and Equipment, HVAC Applications, Refrigeration and Fundamentals. Each is updated every four years. In addition to publishing design guidance for engineers, architects, and facility managers, we also publish a series of texts for classroom use. Some of the areas we publish in include: -Energy Modeling and Auditing -High Performance Building Design -Psychrometrics -Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Quality -Data Center Energy Efficiency -Noise & Vibration Control -Humidity Control -HVAC for Healthcare Facilities
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ASHRAE (sometimes pronounced ash-ray), stands for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.