The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for the new standard, Existing Residential Building Performance Improvement. The public review period started March 11 and will close April 25.

The proposed standard identifies the metrics, tolerances, approved procedures, and required documentation to evaluate the current performance; establishes the basis to create performance improvement specifications; identifies approved approaches to implement the specified improvements; and establishes procedures to objectively assess the performance change of the completed improvements.

This proposed standard is referenced as BSR/ACCA 12 ERBP-201x; it and the required response form can be downloaded at Comments must be submitted on the response form in accordance with instructions on the form. Response forms and questions must be addressed to Dick Shaw at

Publication date:03/28/2011