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Table of Contents 2023 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications

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Contributors: ASHRAE Technical Committees, Task Groups, and Technical Resource Groups ASHRAE Research: Improving the Quality of Life


  1. Residential Space Conditioning (TC 8.11, Unitary and Room Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps)
  2. Retail Facilities (TC 9.8, Large Building Air-Conditioning Applications)
  3. Commercial and Public Buildings (TC 9.8)
  4. Tall Buildings (TC 9.12, Tall Buildings)
  5. Places of Assembly (TC 9.8)
  6. Indoor Swimming Pools (TC 9.8)
  7. Hospitality (TC 9.8)
  8. Educational Facilities (TC 9.7)
  9. Health Care Facilities (TC 9.6, Healthcare Facilities)
  10. Justice Facilities (TC 9.4, Justice Facilities)
  11. Automobiles (TC 9.3, Transportation Air Conditioning)
  12. Mass Transit (TC 9.3)
  13. Aircraft (TC 9.3)
  14. Ships (TC 9.3)


  1. Industrial Air Conditioning (TC 9.2, Industrial Air Conditioning)
  2. Enclosed Vehicular Facilities (TC 5.9, Enclosed Vehicular Facilities)
  3. Laboratories (TC 9.10, Laboratory Systems)
  4. Engine Test Facilities (TC 9.2)
  5. Clean Spaces (TC 9.11, Clean Spaces)
  6. Data Centers and Telecommunication Facilities (TC 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces, and Electronic Equipment)
  7. Printing Plants (TC 9.2)
  8. Textile Processing Plants (TC 9.2)
  9. Fire and EMT Stations and Training Academies (TC 9.8)
  10. Museums, Galleries, Archives, and Libraries (TC 9.8)
  11. Environmental Control for Animals and Plants (TC 2.2, Plant and Animal Environment)
  12. Drying and Storing Selected Farm Crops (TC 2.2)
  13. Air Conditioning of Wood and Paper Product Facilities (TC 9.2)
  14. Power Plants (TC 9.2)
  15. Nuclear Facilities (TC 9.2)
  16. Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning (TC 9.2)
  17. Industrial Drying Systems (TC 9.2)
  18. Ventilation of the Industrial Environment (TC 5.8, Industrial Ventilation)
  19. Industrial Local Exhaust Systems (TC 5.8)
  20. Kitchen Ventilation (TC 5.10, Kitchen Ventilation)


  1. Ground-Source Heat Pumps and Geothermal Energy (TC 6.8, Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications)
  2. Solar Energy Use (TC 6.7, Solar Energy Utilization)


  1. Energy Use and Management (TC 7.6, Building Energy Performance)
  2. Owning and Operating Costs (TC 7.3, Operation, Maintenance, and Cost Management)
  3. Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TC 7.7, Testing and Balancing)
  4. Operation and Maintenance Management (TC 7.3)
  5. Computer Applications (TC 1.5, Computer Applications)
  6. Building Energy and Water Monitoring (TC 7.6)
  7. Supervisory Control Strategies and Optimization (TC 7.5, Smart Building Systems)
  8. HVAC Commissioning (TC 7.9, Building Commissioning)


  1. Building Envelopes (TC 4.4, Building Materials and Building Envelope Performance)
  2. Building Air Intake and Exhaust Design (TC 4.3, Ventilation Requirements and Infiltration)
  3. Air Cleaners for Gaseous Contaminants (TC 2.3, Gaseous Air Contaminants and Gas Contaminant Removal Equipment)
  4. Design and Application of Controls (TC 1.4, Control Theory and Application)
  5. Noise and Vibration Control (TC 2.6, Sound and Vibration)
  6. Water Treatment: Deposition, Corrosion, Fouling, and Biological Control (TC 3.6, Water Treatment)
  7. Service Water Heating (TC 6.6, Service Water Heating Systems)
  8. Snow Melting and Freeze Protection (TC 6.5, Radiant Heating and Cooling)
  9. Evaporative Cooling (TC 5.7, Evaporative Cooling)
  10. Fire and Smoke Control (TC 5.6, Control of Fire and Smoke)
  11. Radiant Heating and Cooling (TC 6.5)
  12. Seismic-, Wind-, and Flood-Resistant Design (TC 2.7, Seismic, Wind, and Flood Resistant Design)
  13. Electrical Considerations (TC 1.9, Electrical Systems)
  14. Room Air Distribution (TC 5.3, Room Air Distribution)
  15. Indoor Airflow Modeling (TC 4.10)
  16. Integrated Project Delivery and Building Design (TC 7.1, Integrated Building Design)
  17. HVAC Resilience and Security (TC 2.10, Resilience and Security)
  18. Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment (TC 2.9, Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment)
  19. Smart Building Systems (TC 7.5)
  20. Avoiding Moisture and Mold Problems (TC 1.12, Moisture Management in Buildings)
  21. Occupant-Centric Sensing and Controls (MTG.OBB)
  22. In-Room Air Cleaners (TC 2.4)
  23. Codes and Standards

Additions and Corrections

Index: Composite index to the 2020 HVAC Systems and Equipment, 2021 Fundamentals, 2022 Refrigeration, and 2023 HVAC Applications volumes