New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Conference Takes Place Jan. 24-28 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago
November 21, 2014
With five new tracks, and more than 100 sessions and 400 speakers, ASHRAE said the Technical Program for its 2015 Winter Conference will be “going big” to present attendees with relevant and timely HVACR information.
Research Shows Residential Sector Is of Growing Importance
September 24, 2014
ASHRAE announced that it is exploring its role in the residential market, looking at how it can contribute most effectively to improve the performance of residential buildings. The organization released a report, “ASHRAE and the Residential Construction Market,” which contains a series of recommendations to the board of directors.
New P.E. Requirement Was Slated to Take Effect in 2020
September 10, 2014
A move by United States engineering and surveying licensing boards to remove a requirement for an additional 30 credit hours for obtaining licensure as a professional engineer has been met with approval by ASHRAE.
Move Will Coordinate Standard 189.1, International Green Construction Code, and LEED
September 4, 2014
ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) agreed to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the LEED green building program.
The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration, which covers refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort, is now available for purchase. The 51 chapters include information on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial applications of refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration.
Peak Demand Management and Response Are Becoming More Important
August 21, 2014
A new ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) course, Building Demand Response and the Coming Smart Grid, addresses new technologies and design concepts to help lead the way to how buildings and their systems will interact with the coming smart grid. The course is part of the ALI fall online series.