Residential sector consumes approximately one-fifth of all primary energy
December 5, 2016
Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.
The manual includes tables, illustrations, and examples to aid users
November 4, 2016
ASHRAE announced that a new user’s manual for its thermal comfort standard provides an overview for new users while also including more detailed information for those more familiar with its requirements. A free online thermal comfort tool is also included.
Proposed standard is open for public comment until Sept. 19, 2016
August 24, 2016
Several changes to a proposed standard to address building energy performance in rating programs are open for public comment. ASHRAE Standard 214P will provide a standardized approach for determining and expressing building energy performance in a rating program.
As buildings are constructed to be tighter and more efficient than ever before, mechanical ventilation has become increasingly important in order to maintain a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. Further affecting the ventilation market are increasingly stringent standards and codes, which are influencing both commercial and residential projects across the country.
Standard Supports Commonality in Reporting Performance
April 9, 2014
ASHRAE has announced the availability of the newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Standard Developed to Recognize the Energy Performance Profiles Unique to Data Centers
December 11, 2013
Because high plug loads and rapidly advancing IT technology make data centers significantly different from commercial buildings, a purposed standard from ASHRAE that specifically addresses the energy requirements of data centers is now open for advisory public review.
RPA hires technical director; ASHRAE revises its filtration standard; Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington names 2013 president; Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers names its Energy Engineer of the Year.