Loudermilk K.J.
Bibliographic info:
Ashrae 2005 Winter meeting, technical and symposium papers, Orlando, February 2005

Designers of HVAC systems serving educational facilities face considerable acoustical challenges in applying equipment that complies with the acoustical levels specified in ANSI/ASA Standard S12.60-2002. Like all ANSI standards, the imposition of S12.60 is voluntary, therefore, its evolution as a regulatory document is likely to be a gradual process. However, the lobby that led to its adoption over many industry concerns is strong and will likely speed its integration and the need for HVAC systems that comply with its mandated space noise levels. Displacement with induction offers designers an opportunity to economically design compliant systems using proven current day technologies.