A resource aimed at improving the resilience of the built environment, the checklist provides considerable information on how buildings can be made more resilient in order to survive a world impacted by climate change.
As temperatures soar, more air conditioners switch on. Cooling takes lots of energy—which strains power grids and drives up emissions in countries still dependent on fossil fuels. Nearly 20% of electricity used worldwide is used for cooling buildings. Left unchecked, this number could triple by 2035. One solution: develop technologies to make cooling more efficient.
As the world heats up, more air conditioning is being purchased, and the sector is ripe for innovation. The earth is getting hotter every year, and people around the world are experiencing temperatures they’d never thought they would.
The newly published 2020 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment includes updated information to help system designers and operators select and use equipment that is the best fit for a particular application or scenario.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems must be allowed to play their important role in helping essential services deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the UK’s F Gas register Refcom.