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ASHRAE presents to congressional hearing on COVID-19 safety

US engineering body ASHRAE has provided witness testimony in a congressional hearing on COVID-19 risks and response in transportation systems. Titled “Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps,” the hearing examined COVID-19 safety gaps in the protection of US transportation workers and passengers. “Protecting the transportation workforce […]

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ASHRAE releases core advice on reducing airborne spread

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released new guidance to address control of airborne infectious aerosol exposure. It has also issued recommendations for communities of faith buildings. During the course of 2020, experts placed increasing emphasis on the role of aerosols in transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Although at first the virus was […]

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ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is holding the winter conference online from February 9–11 (EST). The conference will feature eight tracks (streams), with 40 live presentations and over 80 on-demand sessions; which will be available for 18 months. There will also be virtual technical tours, social events, meet-ups, networking opportunities […]

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Ventilation conference now accepting abstracts

The Ventilation 2021 Conference will be held at the Sheraton City Centre in downtown Toronto, Canada, from August 15–18, 2021. This year’s event is also known as the 13th International Industrial Ventilation Conference for Contaminant Control. Inaugurated in 1985, the “Industrial Ventilation Conference” takes place every three years, allowing time to develop new research and […]

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AIRAH and IIAR sign memorandum of understanding

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding. Headquartered in Virginia in the US, the IIAR represents companies and individuals working in the ammonia refrigeration space. Its members work in all facets of the industrial refrigeration industry, and include […]

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ASHRAE moves to net-zero-energy global headquarters

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has moved into its net-zero-energy global headquarters based in Atlanta. Originally built in 1978, the 6,197m2 building sits on 4.5 hectares of land and is a part of a high-tech commercial estate. Renovations began in January earlier this year. “ASHRAE’s goal for this project was […]

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AIRAH supports established HVAC&R term definitions

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has formally recognised five key refrigeration term definitions that were established by an international group of experts. AIRAH has joined a list of international partners – including the French Refrigeration Association (AFF), the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance – to officially […]

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IAQ legend to speak at AIRAH forum

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has announced world-renowned indoor air quality (IAQ) expert Max Sherman as the keynote for its Building Physics Virtual Forum slated for September 17. Sherman’s presentation, titled “Build tight and ventilate right. It’ll be OK”, will look at some of the challenges faced by airtight high-performance […]

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ASHRAE updates Building Readiness Guide

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has updated its guidance on building readiness to help mitigate the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The Building Readiness Guide focuses on the operation of HVAC systems to help reduce the potential health risks when buildings reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Building Readiness Guide includes additional information and clarifications so that […]