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  • Monday, May 10, 2021
  • ACEP Team Provides Input on Building in Extreme Conditions

A new handbook, the Guide for Resilient Thermal Energy Systems Design in Cold and Arctic Climates, published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc., details the challenges and best practices for construction, building envelope, HVAC, plumbing and thermal energy systems.

ACEP researchers Dayne Broderson and Matt Perry worked with a team of collaborators from the University of Alaska, Fort Wainwright, Fort Greely, and Alaska Thermal Imaging LLC. They addressed a deficiency in the ability to monitor and model thermal decay in cold environments. Funding came from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center award.

Other ERDC-funded collaborators include Cold Climate Housing Research Center and Design Alaska.

This guide is designed for energy systems designers, architects, energy managers and building operators and is a valuable resource for those who are involved in building, planning and operating in cold and Arctic climates. This guide, with its focus on resilience of thermal energy systems, is meant to complement the ASHRAE Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide, Second Edition.

For more information on this research, please contact Dayne Broderson at dayne@alaska.edu.