ARLINGTON, Va., and ATLANTA - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have announced that an addendum to the joint standard, ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Buildings HVAC Systems, is open for public review. The public review period closes Aug. 1, 2011.

The organizations said a thorough review of Standard 180-2008 has resulted in improvements, revisions, and updates to the tables in Section 5, Required Inspection and Maintenance Tasks. This proposed addendum makes changes deemed necessary to eliminate duplication, list equipment tables in alphabetical order for easier reference, and to consolidate similar equipment where appropriate.

The proposed addendum to this standard is referenced as BSR/ASHRAE/ACCA Addendum a to ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008 and can be downloaded at Comments can be submitted (with copy to BSR) to: Online Comment Database at

Publication date:07/11/2011