New chapters on smart building systems and moisture management in buildings are included in the 2015 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications.

The newly published HVAC Applications volume is comprised of more than 60 chapters covering a wide range of facilities and topics, written to help engineers design and use equipment and systems described in other Handbook volumes. Main sections cover comfort, energy-related and general applications, and building operations and management.

The 2015 edition includes two new chapters:

• Smart Building Systems, covers smart systems and technologies for automated fault detection and diagnostics, sensors and actuators, as well as the emerging modernized electric power grid and its relationship to buildings and facilities.

• Moisture Management in Buildings, addresses avoiding or reducing risks associated with damp buildings, with suggestions for architectural and HVAC system design, operation, and occupancy.