ASHRAE has made significant strides to help owners operate buildings more efficiently with ASHRAE Guideline 36, High Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems. The guideline consolidates the operational components from various ASHRAE standards* such as 55 (comfort), 62.1 (ventilation), and 90.1 (efficiency) to name a few. ASHRAE not only identifies the standards to follow in the design of buildings, but now gives us a playbook to operate the building.
That’s what makes this guideline great—it focuses on operations. It’s putting forward the best methodologies identified through all their research and field experience to create a road map to consistent excellence. As important as the superior sequences are, just as important is the consistency it provides in how to communicate the desired operation to the controls contractor.
For more on Guideline 36, visit ASHRAE.