The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released a new publication titled The Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Warehouses and Self-Storage Buildings, which gives guidance to architects, engineers and building-design teams on how to use best-design practices to create energy-saving warehouses. This latest book in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series provides insight to construction using off-the-shelf technology that can cut energy use 30 percent or more annually.
The guide, intended for use by contractors, designers and owners of small warehouse buildings, covers an integrated design process for delivering energy-efficient warehouses as well as sets of prescriptive requirements for efficient warehouses in each climate zone. Case studies of exemplary warehouse designs are provided, as well as detailed "how-to" design guidance for construction teams. Recommendations cover the subject areas of building envelope, lighting and day-lighting, HVAC, and service water-heating.
The book was written in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, the U.S. Green Building Council and the U.S. Department of Energy, with contributions from the Metal Buildings Manufacturers Association. It is available for free in electronic format at www.ashrae.org/freeaedg. Hard copies are available for purchase in the ASHRAE bookstore at www.ashrae.org/bookstore. The cost is $47 for society members and $59 for non-members.