ATLANTA, GA — Notices of public review standards drafts from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will now be posted on the Internet.

George Jackins, chair of the ASHRAE committee that recommended several changes to the way the society prepares standards, said, “We believe this will move the public review process along faster, and allow more opportunity for public comment.”

Public review notices of ASHRAE standards and guidelines will appear twice a month on ASHRAE Online at

ASHRAE is also pursuing a system by which comments on standard drafts will be able to be submitted electronically through a web-based submittal system. It may be available as soon as later this year, according to Jackins.