This VA HVAC Design Manual for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare Facilities is the only detailed design requirements manual for VA. The original 2017 version has been edited several times since first publication to keep the information updated and synchronized with the latest industry trends. VA lessons learned, collected from VHA clinicians and operations personnel, have been incorporated as well. The November 1, 2021 revision of this manual included high priority changes recommended by the VA CFM/VHA HVAC committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The January 2023 revision includes three additional ED Room Data Sheets in conjunction with an update to the Emergency Department (ED) Design Guide. Chapter 6 has been updated as well to reflect these changes.