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.
Will Give the Standard More of an International View
December 29, 2014
New proposed climate data could make the ASHRAE/IES energy standard more applicable for global use. Addendum w is one of 10 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, open for public comment.
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.
Federal Commercial Standards Updated to 2010 Version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1
July 12, 2013
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new rule requiring new federal buildings to meet higher energy efficiency standards. The rule applies to buildings for which design begins on or after one year after publication in the Federal Register. It updates federal commercial standards to the 2010 version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1.
With the 2013 version of the ASHRAE/IES energy standard scheduled for publication later this year, ASHRAE said a number of changes are being proposed to strengthen its requirements. A total of 26 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 are currently open for public comment.
A proposed addendum to the ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, changes the requirements for air- and water-cooled chillers as defined in section 18.104.22.168 and the efficiency requirements listed in table 6.8.1C.