The AIRAH Technical Handbook is one of the most valuable benefits of an AIRAH membership. It is regarded as the go-to resource for our industry’s professionals and practitioners.

The sixth edition of the AIRAH Technical Handbook is available now (April 6, 2021). This edition sees a back-to-basics return to focusing on the engineering fundamentals of the science of HVAC&R.

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AIRAH has a wide variety of learning opportunities for you to earn CPD, and our Summer Skill Up includes special offers to access a number of these resources. Find out about discounted registration on selected education/training programs, the chance to access recordings from our popular conference/forum programming, and more.

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Sections (hard copy + digital)

Appendices (digital)

  1. General and fundamentals
  2. Design data
  3. Heat transfer and insulation
  4. Air distribution systems
  5. Pipe systems
  6. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  7. Noise and vibration
  8. Refrigeration

  1. General – supplementary material
  2. Psychrometrics – supplementary material
  3. Thermal properties of materials
  4. Duct design examples
  5. Controls and HVAC
  6. Metering and monitoring
  7. Improving a building performance rating
  8. Cogeneration designer checklist
  9. Refrigeration – supplementary material
  10. Corrosion
  11. Climate data

Hard copy orders for the AIRAH Technical Handbook – featuring eight sections and over 240 pages of information – are available via AIRAH's web store. AIRAH members can log in to their account to receive the discounted AIRAH member price.

As part of our membership benefits, AIRAH members also receive exclusive digital access to the Technical Handbook, including appendices A–K.

Order your hard copy   Digital access

This page was last updated April 8, 2021