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October 26, 2011
FASTRACK Features

Simplified Method of Calculating Evaporation From Swimming Pools
By MIRZA M. SHAH, PhD, PE, FASHRAE, FASME, van Zelm Heywood & Shadford Inc., Farmington, Conn.
In 2002 and 2003, the author developed formulas for calculating evaporation from occupied and unoccupied swimming pools. Despite the formulas' proven accuracy, many engineers found them difficult to use, as computer programming is needed for accurate calculation of air properties. To simplify use of the formulas, this article presents tables that give the results of calculations over a wide range of conditions. Additionally, the article introduces a formula for the rare condition in which natural convection does not occur. [MORE]


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FASTRACK News

ACEEE: Massachusetts No. 1 State for Energy Efficiency
After four years, there is a new No. 1 in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE’s) annual ranking of best states for energy efficiency. [MORE]


Past ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger Dies
Lynn G. Bellenger, PE, FASHRAE, the first female president in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE’s) 116-year history, died Oct. 19. [MORE]


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USGBC President Elected Chair of World Green Building Council
Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive officer, and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a coalition of green-building councils from 89 countries around the world. [MORE]


AMCA International Elects Officers and Directors
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International elected officers and directors during its 56th annual meeting in Kauai, Hawaii, Oct. 21. [MORE]
























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