Aim is to standardize building energy rating programs
September 11, 2015
While many building rating programs exist, there is not anything in the industry that standardizes the contents of those programs, ensuring users are knowledgeable about what impacts their ratings. A proposed standard from ASHRAE, now open for public comment, would serve as the “backbone” of such rating systems.
Participants can access these instructor-led courses from anywhere with an Internet connection
September 8, 2015
Ten online professional development seminars focused on commissioning, environmental quality, energy efficiency, HVAC applications, and standards and guidelines are being offered this fall by the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).
Will provide a single way to deliver sustainable, high-performance buildings
July 31, 2015
The International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have signed an agreement on development and maintenance of a new version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ASHRAE, ICC, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The Standard Applies to Plug-Load Type Electrical Equipment
May 25, 2015
Growing use of plug loads in buildings as well as insufficient data on how much energy they generate present a challenge to engineers in determining how to best cool a building. ASHRAE has announced a new standard that provides guidance to meet that challenge.
Conference Focuses on the Practical Application of High Performance Building Modeling
May 14, 2015
ASHRAE has announced the technical program for its “Energy Modeling Conference: Tools for Designing High Performance Buildings,” Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2015, in Atlanta, at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.
The Program Features Some 100 Sessions, with More Than 300 Presenters and 104 Paper Presentations
May 12, 2015
ASHRAE announced that the importance of building and system commissioning will be highlighted in the Technical Program at its 2015 Annual Conference, which takes place June 27-July 1, at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta.
In the evolving world of refrigerants, the HVACR industry is preparing for the inclusion of mildly flammable or flammable refrigerants in an increasing number of applications. But the expanded use of these refrigerants won’t happen overnight, as there is a multistep approval process they must undergo to be approved for new applications.
ASHRAE has published the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores, which focuses on grocery stores ranging in size from 25,000 to 65,000 square feet with medium- and low-temperature refrigerated cases and walk-ins.