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2012 ASHRAE Journal Featured Article Excerpts

Excerpts of ASHRAE Journal articles that have been featured on the ASHRAE website during the 2012 calendar year can be accessed here. Using the embedded links in each article, members can continue to access the entire article and nonmembers can go to ASHRAE's online bookstore to purchase a copy.


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December 2012

Long-Term Commercial GSHP Performance: Part 5: Comfort and Satisfaction
By Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE and Josh Kavanaugh, Student Member ASHRAE

43% Energy Savings
By Geneviève Lussier, Eng., Member ASHRAE; Victoria Lakiza; Jean-François Dubé; and Pierre Lévesque, Eng., Member ASHRAE

Learning With Nature
By Prem Mehrotra, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE


November 2012

TES for Medical Center
By Blake E. Ellis, P.E., Member ASHRAE

Methods for Effective Room Air Distribution: Part 1
By Dan Int-Hout, Fellow ASHRAE

Demand-Controlled Ventilation for Commercial Kitchens
By Derek Schrock, Member ASHRAE; Jimmy Sandusky, Associate Member ASHRAE; Andrey Livchak, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE


October 2012

Long-Term Commercial GSHP Performance: Part 4: Installation Costs
by Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE; Mike Green, P.E., Member ASHRAE; and Kirk Mescher, P.E., Member ASHRAE

Efficient Science Building
by Mike J. Lawless, Associate Member ASHRAE

Using CO2 to Reduce Refrigerant Charge
by S. Forbes Pearson, Ph.D.


September 2012

ASHRAE Technology Award: Solar Thermal Retrofit
by Barry Jim On, P.E.; Min Zhong, P.E.

Long-Term Commercial GSHP Performance: Part 3: Loop Temperatures 
by Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D.; Josh Kavanaugh

Chilled Beams in Historic Building
by Steven P. Brzezenski, P.E.


August 2012

Sustainability at the Y
by Chantale Bourdages, Eng.; and Olivier Brodeur, Eng., Member ASHRAE

Improving Energy Performance of NYC’s Existing Office Buildings
by Charles C. Copeland, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE

Ventilation for Museum
by Tim Gasper, P.E., Member ASHRAE


July 2012

Long-Term Commercial GSHP Performance, Part 2: Ground Loops, Pumps, Ventilation Air and Controls

by Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE and Josh Kavanaugh, Student Member ASHRAE

Measuring Commercial Building Performance
by Bruce D. Hunn, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE; Jeff S. Haberl, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE; Hywel Davies, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE; and Brendan Owens, Member ASHRAE


Firm Walks the Talk
by Murdoch MacPherson, P.E., Member ASHRAE


June 2012

Long-Term Commercial GSHP Performance, Part 1: Project Overview and Loop Circuit Types
by Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE and Josh Kavanaugh, Student Member ASHRAE

Retail in Cold Climate
by Roland Charneux, Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, and Pierre-Luc Baril, Eng

Rethinking Hospital Design
by Paul Marmion, P.Eng., Life Member ASHRAE


May 2012

AHU Condensate Collection Economics: A Study of 47 U.S. Cities
by Thomas Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE; Jason Perry, Associate Member ASHRAE; Tyler Alsen, Student Member ASHRAE

Bridging the Gaps
by René Dansereau, Member ASHRAE, and Chantale Bourdages, eng

Old School Learns Cool New Tricks
by Ryan Thorson, P.E., Member ASHRAE; and David Williams, P.E., Member ASHRAE


April 2012

Deere: Running Efficient
by Bruce Davis

Designing for IAQ in Natatoriums
by Randy C. Baxter

Don’t Turn Active Beams into Expensive Diffusers
by Andrey Livchak, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE; and Chris Lowell, Member ASHRAE


March 2012


February 2012