Standard 62.2-2016 now covers multifamily units in all types of buildings
April 25, 2016
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2016, “Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings,” defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in residential buildings.
Will collaborate where it makes sense for each organization to do so
April 13, 2016
ACCA announced that it has signed 16 agreements with independent allied contracting organizations (ACOs) to work together on advocacy issues impacting HVACR contractors at the state and national level.
The refrigerant recovery and reclamation sector is striving to keep up with the changes taking place in the world of refrigerants, which means it is constantly creating new products to seamlessly adapt to the latest batch of regulations and refrigerant phaseouts.
What long-term implications will this have on the refrigerant-recovery industry, which has been built on recovering chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — refrigerants that are increasingly being phased out? The answer: Change is on the horizon, but demise is not imminent.
City’s new energy legislation addresses three areas
March 23, 2016
Mayor Ed Murray applauded the Seattle City Council for passing building energy legislation that establishes policies aimed at driving energy efficiency and reducing climate impact. The legislation was first mentioned in Murray’s State of the City on Feb. 17.
Now in its sixth year, the ranking examined the total institutional and commercial square footage of LEED-certified space per resident certified throughout 2015, based on U.S. Census data. Illinois retained its top national position for the third year in a row, with 161 LEED certifications representing 3.43 square feet of certified space per resident.