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Architectural Science Online Resources

Standard Time Zones

Official US Clock Time per Time Zone

  • Online clock cooperatively provided by the two time agencies of the United States: a Department of Commerce agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the US Naval Observatory (USNO): http://www.time.gov/

Geographic vs. Magnetic North

Climate Zones

  • US climate zones according to the International Energy Conservation Code, provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IECC-12/ For climate zones refer to Chapter 3: General Requirements, Section C301.

Climate Analysis

Weather Data Files

Weather Forecast & History

Meteorological Calculator

Sun & Moon Data

Apparent Sun Motion

The Universe at its Two Known Ends

Building Codes

  • IECC (International Energy Conservation Code): provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IECC-12/ For climate zones refer to Chapter 3: General Requirements, Section C301. For envelope requirements for commercial buildings refer to Chapter 4: Commercial Energy Efficiency, Section C402. For equipment efficiencies in commercial buildings, refer to Section C403. For electric power allowances in commercial buildings, refer to Section C405.
  • For residential buildings, also refer to IECC (above) and its climate zones. For envelope requirements refer to Chapter 4: Residential Energy Efficiency, Section R402. For systems, refer to Section R403. For electrical power & lighting systems, refer to Section R404.
  • IMC (International Mechanical Code): provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IMC-12/

Standards

  • ASHRAE 55-2010: Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/ASHRAE-55-10/
  • ASHRAE 62.1-2010: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/ASHRAE-62.1-10/ For minimum ventilation rates in breathing zones, refer to Chapter 6: Procedures, Section 6.2.
  • ASHRAE 62.2-2010: Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/ASHRAE-62.2-10/ For minimum whole building ventilation hourly rate, refer to Chapter 4: Whole-Building Ventilation, Section 4.1.
  • ASHRAE 90.1-2010: Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/ASHRAE-90.1-10-IP/ For the prescriptive building envelope option, refer to Chapter 5: Building Envelope, Section 5.5. However, for code compliance purposes you should refer to the adopted IECC code and not ASRAE Standard. Requirements may be different.
  • ASHRAE 90.2-2007: Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/ASHRAE-90.2-07/ For the prescriptive building envelope option, refer to Chapter 5: Building Envelope Requirements, Section 5.2. However, for code compliance purposes you should refer to the adopted IECC code and not ASRAE Standard. Requirements may be different.
  • ASHRAE 189.1-2009: Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/ASHRAE-189.1-09/

Energy Simulation

  • eQuest: free download from the DOE-2.com website: http://www.doe2.com/
  • For Total Building Performance Option to code compliance of commercial buildings, refer to IECC (International Energy Conservation Code): provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IECC-12/ , Chapter 4: Commercial Energy Efficiency, Section C407.
  • For Simulated Performance Alternative for code compliance of residential buildings, refer to IECC (International Energy Conservation Code): provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IECC-12/ , Chapter 4: Residential Energy Efficiency, Section R405.

Products

Information on glass, diffusers, VAV boxes, heat exchangers, fan coil units, air handling units, heat pumps, chillers, and boilers.

Codes

  • IECC (International Energy Conservation Code): provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IECC-12/ For electric power allowances in commercial buildings, refer to Chapter 4: Commercial Energy Efficiency, Section C405. For residential electrical power & lighting systems, refer to Section R404.

Design Guides

  • IESNA Lighting Handbook is available in the Architecture Library. No online access is available.

Products

Codes

  • IECC (International Energy Conservation Code): provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IECC-12/ For envelope requirements in commercial buildings refer to Chapter 4: Commercial Energy Efficiency, Section C402.

Design Guides

  • IESNA Recommended Practice for Daylighting Buildings (RP-5-13) is available in the Architecture Library. No online access is available.

Products

General on Acoustics

OSHA Information

Speed of Sound

STC Ratings & Recommendations

Products

Codes

  • IBC (International Building Code): provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IBC-12/ For the means of egress refer to “Chapter 10: Means of Egress”.

Codes

  • IPC (International Plumbing Code): provided by MADCAD.com through the subscription of OSU: http://www.madcad.com/library/IPC-12/ For the minimum required number of plumbing fixtures (including location and maximum travel distance), refer to Chapter 4: Fixtures, Faucets and Fixture Fittings, Section 403. For sizing gutters and leaders, refer to Chapter 11: Strom Drainage, Section 1106.

Products

Codes

  • IgCC (International Green Construction Code), developed by ICC. IgCC includes provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the National Green Building Standard (IC-700), and incorporates ASHRAE Standard 189.1 as an alternative path to compliance. IgCC 2012 is not yet available through OSU subscription.

Standards

Rating Systems

Sustainable Design Guides

Whole Building Design Techniques and Technologies

Advanced Energy Design Guides, for Commercial Buildings

Design Guides for Residential

Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, by state

International Energy Outlook

PV systems sizing

Solar Energy

Geothermal Energy

Wind Energy

Water (Energy from Water)

Hydrogen

Biomass