ASHRAE offers glossary of terms for built environment

ASHRAE offers glossary of terms for built environment

ASHRAE works to advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.

With more than 53,000 members from more than 132 nations, ASHRAE is a diverse organization representing building system design and industrial processes professionals.

As the industry grows, the organization has made available ASHRAE Terminology, a free resource that is a comprehensive online glossary of more than 3,700 terms and definitions related to the built environment, with a focus on heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), as well as refrigeration, building envelope, electrical, lighting, water and energy use and measurement terms.

The searchable glossary was designed for use by engineering professionals but also is useful for architects, building owners and operators, educators, public officials and homeowners.

The terms in ASHRAE Terminology have been assembled and defined and are updated on an ongoing basis by ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 1.6, Terminology. TC 1.6 is concerned with terminology, nomenclature, definitions, abbreviations, symbols and the International System (SI) and Inch-Pound (I-P) units used in the fields of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, water heating and refrigeration.

To request a free electronic file of the complete list of terms and definitions, email ashraetermseditor@ashrae.org.


Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Energy Recovery & Heat Recovery Ventilation, Energy Saving Products, HVAC - Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Interiors, Sustainable Trends and Statistics


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