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Table of Contents—2021 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals


The 2021 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals covers basic principles and data used in the HVAC&R industry. The ASHRAE Technical Committees that prepare these chapters provide new information, clarify existing content, delete obsolete materials, and reorganize chapters to make the Handbook more understandable and easier to use.

This edition includes a new chapter on global climate change. Individual Handbook chapters have long addressed sustainability, global warming potential, greenhouse gases, recycling, and reclamation as they apply to those chapters’ specific topics, but ASHRAE is pleased to present an entirely new chapter dedicated entirely to designing and operating in a changing world environment.

In addition to the new chapter, this volume’s content has been extensively updated since the 2017 edition. Chapter 14, Climatic Design Information, for instance, has expanded its coverage and added data from 1119 new weather stations around the world, for a total of 9237 stations. These data tables are downloadable from the ASHRAE Technology Portal.

This volume is published, as a bound print volume and in electronic format as PDF and online, in two editions: one using inch- pound (I-P) units of measurement, the other using the International System of Units (SI).

Corrections to the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Handbook volumes can be found on the ASHRAE website at www.ashrae.org and in the Additions and Corrections section of this volume. Corrections for this volume will be listed in subsequent volumes and on the ASHRAE website.

Reader comments are enthusiastically invited. To suggest improvements for a chapter, please comment using the form on the ASHRAE website or write to Handbook Editor, ASHRAE, 180 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, fax 678- 539-2168, or e-mail hkennedy@ashrae.org.

Heather E. Kennedy
Editor

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