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.
New Methodology Provides Greater Uniformity for More Available Building Types
August 8, 2014
To allow greater uniformity for building types seeking an In Operation rating under its Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program, ASHRAE announced it is now using methodology from its standard for energy efficiency in existing buildings to calculate the rating.
The Manual Helps Users of the Standard Understand Its Principles and Requirements
July 14, 2014
ASHRAE has announced that guidance on how to incorporate changes regarding the building envelope, mechanical systems, lighting, and the energy cost budget in the 2013 ASHRAE/IES energy standard is included in a new user’s manual.
The Provisions in the Bill Amend a 2013 Florida Law
July 3, 2014
Under amended Florida legislation, ASHRAE’s building energy rating and labeling program known as Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) now qualifies as an energy rating option for buildings in the state of Florida.
Design and Construction Industry Associations Issue Joint Statement on Resilience
May 20, 2014
Leaders of the design and construction industry, including ASHRAE, have announced an agreement to incorporate resilience in planning, design, construction, and operational techniques to make the nation’s building infrastructure more safe and secure.
This Is Third Edition of the Standard and First Time That ASHRAE Has Partnered in Its Development
April 14, 2014
ASHRAE, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the International Code Council (ICC) have agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first time that ASHRAE has partnered in its development.