Healthcare Facilities
ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.6

Meeting Documents

Download documents from previous committee meetings below according to the appropriate society year. ASHRAE's society year begins on July 1 and ends June 30.

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Other Publications

Additional documents produced by the TC may be available for direct download or for purchase through the ASHRAE Bookstore, as noted below.

Meeting Presentation Materials


ASHRAE members have free access to research project final reports. Non-ASHRAE members can purchase research reports for $30 per article from the ASHRAE Bookstore found at this link.


Presentations from TC sponsored seminars/training.

 Designing High-Performance Healthcare HVAC Systems
Instructor(s): Dan Koenigshofer, P.E , Member ASHRAE, HFDP 
This advanced course discusses the nuances of HVAC system design for healthcare facilities. The course details the relationship of infection control and HVAC design including application of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The course details the key elements of high performance in healthcare applications, including infection control, comfort, reliability, safety, maintenance, energy and sustainability. Numerous energy conservation strategies are discussed in the context of achieving the goals of a high-performing hospital. For example, such goals include determining the hardware and controls for setback of temperature and air flow; and the relationship to temperature, relative humidity, air exchange, filtration and pressurization requirements.
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Other Publications

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: A Review of the Current Literature and Built Environment (BE) Considerations to Reduce Transmission
Developed by: U Oregon Biology; Dietz, L.; Horve, P.F.; Coil, D.; Fretz, M.; Eisen, J.; Van Den Wymelenberg (not peer-reviewed)

The document may be downloaded for HERE 

Airborne Infectious Disease Management
Developed by: Minnesota Department of Health 

The document may be downloaded for HERE 

Design and Implementation Guidelines for Airborne Infectious Isolation under Epidemic Emergency Response Conditions
Developed by: Oklahoma State Department of Health 

The document may be downloaded for HERE 

Humidity Control Events in Perioperative Care Areas
Developed by: ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.6, Healthcare Facilities

This white paper provides a protocol for perioperative care areas when mechanical systems are unable to maintain relative humidity (RH) within the desired range that has been established by the facility for their specific operations. For the purpose of this paper, a humidity control event occurs when the RH is above or below the established facility RH range.

The White Paper may be downloaded for HERE free or a hard copy maybe purchased through the ASHRAE on-line bookstore.

HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, Second Edition
Principal Editor: Koenigshofer

The second edition of HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics adds updated information, provides in-depth recommendations based on best practices, and presents proven, cost-effective and reliable solutions that result in low maintenance costs and high reliability. The intent for the the second edition of the manual is to focus specifically on heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system design for health care facilities, omitting general system descriptions that are readily available in other ASHRAE publications. Instead, our focus has been to present "what's different" about health care HVAC. 

The Design Manual may be purchased through the ASHRAE on-line bookstore.

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: 30% Energy Savings
Principal Editor: Pless

Sixth in a series that provides recommendations for achieving 30% energy savings over minimum requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999 for small hospitals and healthcare facilities. Helps achieve advanced energy savings without detailed calculations or analyses. Includes recommendations for all 8 U.S. climate zones.

The PDF version of the 30% Energy Savings Design Guide may be accessed for free download through the highlighted text.

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospital: 50% Energy Savings
Principal Editor: Pless

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals is the fourth in a series designed to provide recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004. The energy savings target of 50% is the next step toward achieving a net zero energy building, which is defined as a building that, on an annual basis, draws from outside resources equal or less energy than it provides using on-site renewable energy sources.

This Guide was created for a "standard" mid- to large-size hospital, typically at least 100,000 ft2 in size, but the strategies apply to all sizes and classifications of large hospitals. Space types covered include cafeterias and kitchens; conference and office areas; reception and waiting areas; examination and treatment rooms; clean and soiled workrooms; nurse stations; nurseries and patient rooms; operating, procedure and recovery rooms; sterilizer equipment areas; pharmacies and laboratories; triage, trauma, and emergency rooms; physical therapy and radiology/imaging rooms; storage, receiving, and mechanical/electrical/telecom rooms. This Guide does not directly address other, atypical or special-use spaces.

The PDF version of the 50% Energy Savings Design Guide may be accessed for free download through the highlighted text.