ASHRAE is committed to improving the efficiency of the built environment. That commitment is best exhibited through ASHRAE’s standards, which, through constant improvement, continue to raise the bar for building efficiency.
This Provision Bridges the Gap Between Design and Operations
December 25, 2014
For the first time, a national model code can be adopted to use an outcome-based approach. This new compliance pathway, which was voted to become a part of the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), gives design teams the ability to achieve compliance through actual performance and operations.
BCAP Is a Resource for Information Related to Energy Code Development, Adoption, and Compliance
June 5, 2014
The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) have jointly announced that BCAP will transition from its status as a program of ASE and become an independent organization.
Energy codes are emerging or being updated nationwide. As air leakage testing becomes a requirement, some testers wonder what value it adds over informed visual inspections. Here are five reasons why blower door and duct leakage testing actually saves auditors’ and homeowners’ time and money.