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ASHRAE Releases Standard 62.1 User’s Manual

June 21, 2021
Newly expanded, the updated manual focuses on the primary ventilation standard, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019, to assist users in the design, installation, and operation of buildings.


ATLANTA (June 21, 2021) – ASHRAE has released the 2019 edition of the Standard 62.1 User’s Manual. The latest 62.1 User’s Manual focuses on ASHRAE’s primary ventilation standard, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019.

The publication was created to be used alongside ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019 and explains how to apply the criteria set out by the standard, by providing examples, sample calculations, and best practices for professionals concerned with ventilation and indoor air quality in nonresidential buildings.

"The user’s manual assists in the design, installation, and operation of buildings in accordance with Standard 62.1-2019," said Wayne Thomann, chair of Standard 62.1 Project Monitoring Subcommittee. "It is important to remember that Standard 62.1 is written to be code enforceable, and therefore contains only mandatory language, while the user’s manual paraphrases and explains the requirements, making it a valuable resource for both the architects and engineers designing the building and those responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining the building. The user’s manual facilitates compliance with the performance requirements defined in the standard."

The user’s manual is intended to support building professionals, including architects, engineers, manufacturers, plan examiners, field inspectors, general and specialty contractors, and operation and maintenance personnel. The publication offers crucial supplement for professionals concerned with ventilation and indoor air quality.

During the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference, the ASHRAE Learning Institute’s Global Training Center in Dubai will offer a 3-hour course titled, "Indoor Air Quality and ASHRAE Standard 62.1 MENA." This course will be held on Wednesday, June 30 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT to accommodate participants in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa and other members across the globe. Access to the course is included with conference registration. 

To purchase the Standard 62.1 User’s Manual, visit the ASHRAE Bookstore or contact ASHRAE Customer Service by phone at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada), 404-636-8400 (worldwide) or fax 678-539-2129. 



Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. As an industry leader in researchstandards writingpublishingcertification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.