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ASHRAE offers a wide range of information on controls ranging from fundamentals to design and application.  Books, papers, and courses are available to educate individuals on building controls.

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ASHRAE Handbook

2013 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals
Ch. 7, Fundamentals of Control
I-P  |  SI

2014 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration
Ch. 11, Refrigerant Control Devices
I-P  | SI


 Sequences of Operation for Common HVAC Systems



Course book

Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems
Provides a thorough introduction and a practical guide to the principles and characteristics of HVAC controls. It describes how to use, select, specify and design control systems. Instructors may request desk/review copies here.  

Available in I-P or SI



Controls (I-P), 2.5 PDHs (AIA) 
Controls (SI), 2.5 PDHs (AIA), (GBCI)
Electric Controls (I-P), 2.0 PDHs (AIA)
HVAC&R Controls (I-P), 1.5 PDHs (AIA), (GBCI)
Pneumatic Controls (I-P), 3.0 PDHs (AIA)
Self- and System-Powered Controls (I-P), 1.5 PDHs (AIA)
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Journal Papers/Research Reports

ASHRAE Journal/Research Report

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ASHRAE Technology Portal provides access to ASHRAE Journal. The complete archive of ASHRAE Journal Issues starting from January 1997 is available. ASHRAE members can download ASHRAE Journal articles in PDF format for free.

ASHRAE Research Reports
ASHRAE Technology Portal hosts the online ASHRAE Research Report repository. Final Reports of projects conducted by ASHRAE are available. ASHRAE members have free access to reports in PDF format in this repository.

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