Alternative to R-22 and R-404A approved under SNAP program
January 3, 2017
Arkema’s Forane® 449B (R-449B) refrigerant has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in multiple refrigeration applications under the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
Smart technology makes the The Lyric T6 Pro Wi-Fi Thermostat efficient and easy-to-use. Its connected features, such as installation and access via the Lyric app (iOS and Android), and customized geofencing mean that it can automatically adapt to the dynamic and unpredictable schedules of today’s customers.
The sessions highlight the growing importance of residential energy use
December 15, 2016
The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. An in-depth look at ASHRAE’s work in the residential market, as well as guidance on several aspects of residential design, will be offered in four free seminars at the 2017 AHR Expo.
Residential sector consumes approximately one-fifth of all primary energy
December 5, 2016
Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.
It contains 125 addenda published since the 2013 standard
November 7, 2016
ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) have announced their newly published 2016 energy efficiency standard, which contains numerous energy savings measures resulting from industry input.
The manual includes tables, illustrations, and examples to aid users
November 4, 2016
ASHRAE announced that a new user’s manual for its thermal comfort standard provides an overview for new users while also including more detailed information for those more familiar with its requirements. A free online thermal comfort tool is also included.
The organizations will implement a number of new initiatives
November 1, 2016
ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have signed a partnership agreement to mark the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Meeting in London, the two organizations signed an agreement to implement a range of new initiatives.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 scholarships
October 14, 2016
ASHRAE announced it is awarding 33 students with $164,000 worth of scholarship funds for the 2016-17 school year. Over the course of 28 years ASHRAE said it has awarded more than $1.78 million to over 360 deserving undergraduate students.
Proposed standard is open for public comment until Sept. 19, 2016
August 24, 2016
Several changes to a proposed standard to address building energy performance in rating programs are open for public comment. ASHRAE Standard 214P will provide a standardized approach for determining and expressing building energy performance in a rating program.
A proposed joint standard from ASHRAE and ACCA that establishes consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits is open for an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review. ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211P, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits, is open for public comment until Sept. 19, 2016.