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Information and tools for ASHRAE TCs developing Handbook Content

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folder.gif Official Handbook Base Files

Log in to the Authoring Portal to edit or download Word files of your TC's Handbook chapters (for authorized revisers only; ASHRAE Member login required). Contact Handbook staff to obtain copies of old (noncurrent) Handbook chapters for use in revisions.

ASHRAE Authoring Portal
An online tool for collaborative content development.

Important Handbook Development Documents

pdf_icon.png Handbook Authors and Revisers Guide (PDF) (October 2018)

ppt.png TC Handbook Chair Training PowerPoint (June 2017)

ppt.png Handbook Committee Liaison Training PowerPoint 

pdf_icon.png Guidelines for TCs on ASHRAE Handbook Online Features

word_icon.png Handbook Chapter Review Form (Word Document)

pdf_icon.png Handbook Chapter Status Targets by Volume/TC (January 2018) (PDF) 

word_icon.png Handbook Chapter Approval Checklist for TCs (Word Document)

pdf_icon.png Handbook Committee Liaisons by Volume/TC (January 2018) (PDF)

page-excel-icon.gif Handbook Volume Schedules 2017-2020