The Story of The Handbook

Over the past two years 50 Price staff members have been working relentlessly on the first-ever Price Engineer’s HVAC Handbook—a groundbreaking industry resource that combines the application of fundamental HVAC concepts with field experience and design guidance.

This 1,300 page reference text  features 99 examples, 15 research highlights and over 1,000 graphics to help explain concepts and systems, our hope is that this handbook will be of benefit to all practicing engineers in the air distribution industry, as well as architects, contractors, students, and anyone else interested in HVAC systems.

The journey from inception to print was enjoyable and thoroughly educational for everyone on the Handbook Team. Now that the first shipments have been sent to Reps and 10,000 personalized books will be hand-delivered to engineers across North America in June, we’d like to share a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Price Engineer’s HVAC Handbook.

Without further adieu, we give you the Lead Engineer on the Project, Julian Rimmer.


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AIO Tech Tip: Automatic Sizing & Performance Calculation

In this AIO Tech Tip, Phill Litkowich explains how you can use the Price All-In-One software to automatically size and calculate performance for water coils and terminal units.

Check it out below!

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Architecture Students Tour Price Research Center North

Good morning everyone,

It has been a very busy week in the PRCN (Price Research Center North). We had visitors from the University of Berkley in to do some research projects in the Radiant Test Chamber (video coming soon), and yesterday afternoon Price hosted some Architecture students from the University of Manitoba. The students enjoyed some presentations, and then a tour of the PRCN, complete with a real ‘hands-on’ approach to some smoke tests. Check out some photos below – they were a very energetic bunch of students!

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Price at Greenbuild 2009

Hello everyone,

I hope that everyone was able to find some time to remember during Remembrance Day yesterday. Having the day off yesterday has thrown me for a bit of a loop – today feels like Monday, except it’s Friday tomorrow. I guess that’s not a bad thing!

Right now there are many Price employees at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. We have a booth (see photo below!) that we hope conveys Price’s respect for the environment. Sustainable solutions for saving energy are not only good for the planet, but have financial savings benefits as well. Many buildings are now striving to become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. For more info on the LEED program, check out the US Green Buildings Council website here:

Of course, Al Gore is this year’s keynote speaker at the event. Here’s hoping that the green energy that comes from that conference can be passed on to everyone who was unable to attend!

For more info on Price’s green initiatives, check out

Price at Greenbuild 2009

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