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ASHRAE Issues Call for Comments - Standard 170-2013
October 28, 2015

ASHRAE has issued an invitation for comments on the following addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities:
• Addendum c: Updates the terminology used for laboratories and includes provisions to reduce air total change rates in these spaces in certain circumstances.
• Addendum f: Clarifies requirements for the primary supply diffuser array.
• Addendum h: Represents the recommendations for space temperature in several spaces developed by ASHRAE, AAMI, and others.
• Addendum ad: Subdivides examination rooms beyond the current division of emergency and non-emergency rooms, and establishes air change rates commensurate with the risk within those specialized rooms.

Access the Public Review Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s Standards, Research & Technology/Public Review Drafts web page and following the instructions to access the online comment database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE. Deadline for comments is November 15, 2015.

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