Announcement is first step in establishing energy-efficiency standard for portables
May 30, 2016
DOE has determined that classifying portable a/c units as a covered product is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA, and that average U.S. household energy use by portable a/c units is likely to exceed 100 kWh per year.
The supermarket industry realized a long time ago that it is impossible to solve environmental problems related to refrigerant leaks using a repair-based approach (i.e., with policies that focus on leak repair and record-keeping). Yet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) main regulatory program to address harmful refrigerant emissions reflects a repair-based policy.
Nine proposed addenda to the standard are open for public review
May 5, 2016
Changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years have been proposed to the green building standard from ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Standard is open for public comment until May 9, 2016
May 3, 2016
An ASHRAE draft standard that describes a methodology to apply building energy modeling to the design process is open for industry input. ASHRAE Standard 209P defines minimum requirements for providing energy design assistance using building energy simulation and analysis.