ASHRAE just published a new guide designed to help measure and improve the air quality and energy efficiency of buildings.

Performance Measurement Procedures for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices Guide is a companion to the 2010 book, Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings, which explains what and how to gauge efficiency.

“This is the book that facility managers, building operators, technicians, consultants, commissioning authorities, architects and design engineers need to ensure that their buildings are green, energy efficient, highly productive, healthy and attractive to others,” said Jim Bochat, chairman of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers project committee that wrote the book. “This guide gives building owners and their consultants the practical performance measurement guidance to meet market demands for keeping operating costs down without sacrificing the health, comfort and productivity of their highest cost component — the building’s occupants.”

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