The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE) 97 standards and 11 guidelines are now available on two CDs, condensed from four 4-inch binders.

"The CD provides the convenience of having the latest standards and guidelines from ASHRAE in one place, and the assurance of knowing that updates to any of the documents are just a click away," Steve Comstock, ASHRAE publisher, said.

Users will have access to updates and any new standards or guidelines through their first year of purchase via a link to a dedicated Standards CD update page on After a year, users must renew their subscription to maintain access. Users will be notified of updates via mail from ASHRAE.

The CD will be updated twice a year, prior to ASHRAE's bi-annual meetings.

The cost of the ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines CD is $1,199 for the first year's subscription ($960 ASHRAE members); $115 for subsequent years' subscriptions ($95 ASHRAE members).

To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or (404) 636-8400 (worldwide), fax (404) 321-5478, by mail at 1791 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, or visit the Bookstore at