Sets the bar for sustainable, high-performance residential construction
May 10, 2016
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that the third edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use.
Nine proposed addenda to the standard are open for public review
May 5, 2016
Changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years have been proposed to the green building standard from ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
The 13th book in ASHRAE’s Datacom Series, IT Equipment Design Impact on Data Center Solutions, is now available. The book was developed by ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment.
Course provides non-manufacturer-specific concepts on how to apply VRF systems
March 4, 2016
A new course, “Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application,” is one of 11 offerings in ASHRAE’s Spring Online Course series. The course, scheduled for May 16, provides non-manufacturer-specific concepts on how to apply VRF systems to buildings.
Manual intended to help engineers, architects, and contractors understand and comply with the standard
February 11, 2016
ASHRAE has announced a newly published user’s manual that clarifies the intent and implementation of the ASHRAE/USGBC/IES green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example applications.
Users can input project parameters and then calculate projected performance and compliance
February 10, 2016
ASHRAE has announced a new web application that automates the calculations needed to show a building project’s compliance with Standard 90.1-2010. The 90.1 ECB web application is a tool for modeling compliance using the Energy Cost Budget (ECB) method in the standard.
Document gives users immediate access to selected addenda to be published in the 2016 version of the standard
February 3, 2016
A newly published document from ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) gives users of their energy efficiency standard access to an optional third path for compliance, providing more flexibility for the industry.
Over the last 15 years single-family homes have been built tighter, making them much more energy efficient and comfortable compared to drafty houses of the past. But there’s a tradeoff, which will be addressed in one of the residential sessions at the ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference.
The revision will be published in the 2016 edition of the standard
January 18, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) praised ASHRAE’s approval of Addendum d to ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, which states that systems including chilled beams are not required to use a filter.