The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published a new comprehensive guide on the systems’ design, construction and operation.
According to the organization, this design guide provides assistance in the planning, construction, and operation of UFAD systems, while carefully detailing the major differences between UFAD and more traditional forms of space conditioning. UFAD GUIDE: Design, Construction, and Operation of Underfloor Air Distribution Systems incorporates updated results from laboratory and field experiments. Also included are simulation studies, manufacturer’s literature, design experiences from practicing engineers, as well as other relevant guidelines from users of UFAD. For those in the construction, building commissioning, and operations and maintenance industries, this design guide provides a wealth of information on an emerging technology, all while keeping in mind the typical flow of decision making.