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ASHRAE Guideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Control Sequences

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Standard building HVAC practice includes custom control sequences of operations (SOO). The SOO is often dumbed down to “keep it simple” to the point that the SOO is not compliant with codes and standards such as Standard 90.1/Title 24 (energy codes) and Standard 62.1/Title 24 (ventilation codes). ASHRAE Guideline 36-2021, High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems, is created to address these issues. It includes best-in-class control SOO optimized to minimize energy use, maximize comfort, and improve indoor air quality. It is intended to be preprogrammed and pre-debugged by control system manufacturers. ASHRAE Guideline 36 has the potential to have a more significant impact on building energy use than any other ASHRAE standard or guideline.


  • Steven T. Taylor, PE

    Steve Taylor is the principal of Taylor Engineers, Alameda, CA. Mr. Taylor graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Physics and a MS in Mechanical Engineering and has over 40 years of commercial HVAC and control system design and construction experience. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and one of very few to have received all of ASHRAE’s top awards for technical achievement. Mr. Taylor has authored over 40 peer-reviewed ASHRAE Journal articles and technical papers. He has been very active on ASHRAE project and technical committees including Standard 90.1 Energy Standards (member since 1983), Standard 62.1 Indoor Air Quality (past chair), ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Comfort (past member), Guideline 13 Specifying Building Automation Systems (past chair), Guideline 16 Economizer Dampers (past chair), TC 1.4 Controls (past chair), TC 4.3 Ventilation (past chair), Guideline 36 Optimized Controls (founder and past chair).

May 20, 2024
Mon 10:00 AM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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