Also receiving approval from ANSI's Board of Standards Review was ANSI/ASHRAE 158.1-2004, "Methods of Testing Capacity of Refrigerant Solenoid Valves," which prescribes a method of testing the capacity of refrigerant solenoid valves for use in refrigerating systems.
Five addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2001, "Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings," were approved. The standard provides the minimum requirements for the design of energy efficient buildings.
Three addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2001, "BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks," were approved. This provides an open, consensus-developed standard for the building controls industry.
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Publication date: 04/05/2004