Mechanical Systems

Advanced VAV System Design Guide

The Advanced VAV System Design Guide provides recommendations to help engineers improve the efficiency of large HVAC systems. It focuses on built-up variable-air-volume systems in multistory office buildings.

    * Link to VAV Design Guide (.pdf – 3.94MB)
    * Link to VAV Design Guide - UC/CSU version (.pdf – 3.94 MB)


Small Commercial HVAC System Design Guide

This design guide addresses practices in design for improving performance of
small package HVAC systems.

    * Link to Small HVAC System Design Guide (.pdf – 1.59 MB)


Small HVAC Installation Guidelines - Consortium for Energy Efficiency

These guidelines, developed by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE),
encourage proper installation of commercial HVAC equipment.

    * Link to Small HVAC Guidelines