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This chapter addresses design alternatives that should be considered when centralizing a facility’s cooling and heating sources. Distribution system options and equipment are discussed when they relate to the central equipment, but more information on distribution systems can be found in Chapters 11 to 15.

System Characteristics
Design Considerations
Distribution Systems
Sound, Vibration, Seismic, and Wind Considerations
Space Considerations
Automatic Controls and Building Management Systems
Maintenance Management Systems
Building System Commissioning

ISBN: 978-1-939200-27-3 (for SI versions of chapters)
ISSN: 1930-7705 (for SI versions of chapters)

Citation: 2016 ASHRAE Handbook -- Systems and Equipment: Chapter 3, Central Cooling and Heating