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March 17, 2018 | Author: Ivan Freire | Category: Hvac, Ventilation (Architecture), Efficient Energy Use, Green Building, Air Conditioning


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ASHRAEEngineering for the world we live in Press kit American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. 1791 Tullie Circle NE • Atlanta, GA 30329 • Telephone: 404-636-8400 • www.ashrae.org For more information, contact ASHRAE Public Relations Jodi Dunlop, ASHRAE communications manager: [email protected]; 678-539-1140 (work) Amanda Dean, ASHRAE public relations specialist, [email protected]; 678-539-1216 (work) ASHRAE Websites of Interest www.ashrae.org/consumer - online consumer center www.ashare.org/news -online newsroom standards writing. The ASHRAE labeling program differs from existing labeling programs in that it focuses solely on energy use. and publishing the nation’s first standard for the design of high performance green buildings. www. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.1) by 30% by 2010.ashrae. Building EQ ASHRAE is working on a building energy labeling program to provide motivation for reducing energy use in commercial buildings by expressing the energy performance of buildings in a tangible way. is an international organization of over 50. discharge of harmful liquid effluents and solid wastes.buildingeq.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop [email protected] Being developed by ASHRAE. Green Building Standard Standard 189. atmospheric emissions.” featuring state-of-the-art HVAC&R systems and other sustainability measures. With that in mind. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. ASHRAE’s Sustainable Commitment Even without rising energy prices. The ASHRAE Headquarters – Walking the Talk ASHRAE recently renovated its Headquarters in Atlanta as a “sustainability showcase. Currently. creating sustainable built environments would be the responsible way to preserve our planet’s resources for future generations. ASHRAE has pledged to become a leader in sustainability by increasing the stringency of the U. buildings are responsible for 40% of all energy consumption.S. negative impacts on site ecosystems.S. ventilation. founded in 1894. the threat of global warming. national building energy code (ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. and quality of indoor environment. the Illuminating Engineering Society and the U.org . The building incorporates ASHRAE technology and demonstrates its strong commitment to sustainability. will be the first highperformance green building standard in the U. Green Building ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Sustainable buildings achieve high performance over the full life-cycle in the areas of consumption.org/building.com.ASHRAE: ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABILITY ASHRAE. and a rapid decrease in our nonrenewable resources. ASHRAE’s label will help building owners differentiate their product in a technically sound manner while providing tenants with the tools they need to select energy-efficient spaces. ASHRAE is working to create a world with net-zero-energy buildings that consume annually only the energy provided by on-site renewable energy sources. More information can be found at www.000 members.ashrae. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. publishing and continuing education.S.1P.org Amanda Dean [email protected] developing guidance that will lead to net-zero-energy buildings by 2030. It is estimated that the 150. More details on the caucus and the coalition are available at www. Targeted at building owners. It is slated for publication early next year. . To subscribe for free see www.Council.hpbccc.S.org. facility managers. The books. K-12 schools. architects and engineers. and self-storage units. Future editions will target 50% energy savings and savings in existing buildings. a quarterly magazine created to help decision-makers in the building community learn about the latest developments in innovative technologies and energy-efficient design and operation.ashrae. Government Affairs ASHRAE continues its efforts aimed at producing high-performance buildings through interaction with policymakers in Congress and at federal agencies.org. Congress on buildings issues. ASHRAE led the formation of the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus and the private sector coalition supporting the caucus. High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification ASHRAE’s certification programs are developed by industry practitioners who understand the knowledge and experience that are expected for superior building design and system operation. Earning an ASHRAE certification assures employers and clients that the certificant has mastered the body of knowledge associated with the respective field.000 copies of the guides now in circulation have resulted in a potential savings of $600 million in energy costs. ASHRAE led the formation of several building community consortia in response to activities at the Department of Energy and was instrumental in launching the High-Performance Building Caucus to provide support to U. Market Transformation – Advanced Energy Design Guides ASHRAE and several building organization partners are writing a series of guides that provide 30 percent energy savings over minimum building codes. warehouses and highway lodging. available for free download at www. High Performing Buildings features working case studies of exemplary buildings developed by leading practitioners in the sustainability movement.org/freeaedg. High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition To provide key decision makers with the technical information necessary to encourage development of high-performance buildings. address small office buildings. the standard will serve as a benchmark for sustainable buildings. The Washington. DC office also pursues policies aimed at achieving the goals of net-zero energy buildings. small retail buildings. High Performing Buildings Magazine ASHRAE launched High Performing Buildings.hpbmagazine. . The guides include recommendations for achieving energy efficiency credits for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Significance Provides a simple approach for contractors and designers to create advanced energy savings.org .S. Bonus savings strategies to improve energy efficiency beyond the 30 percent are included for exterior façade lighting.org/freeaedg. highway lodging.org Wendy Angel – [email protected] ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. Background In 2005. K-12 schools. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the U. Department of Energy (DOE) to create a comprehensive applicable guide series. the U. publishing and continuing education. ASHRAE began publication of a series of publications known as the Advanced Energy Design Guides. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). lighting. and warehouses and selfstorage units.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – [email protected] GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. the USGBC and the Alliance to Save Energy. standards writing. is an international organization of some 50. Currently there are four books in the series dealing with small office buildings. The small office guide was recognized for its innovation with awards from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council. HVAC equipment and systems and service water heating. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating.ashrae.S. ventilation. the books are available for free download at www. To help transform the marketplace in its move toward sustainable building design. Application of the recommendations in the series should result in 30 percent energy savings when compared to the same buildings designed to meet minimum code requirements.ASHRAE ADVANCED ENERGY DESIGN GUIDE SERIES FACT SHEET ASHRAE. small retail buildings. founded in 1894.ashrae. Facts They include specific recommendations for energy-efficient improvements in the areas of building envelope.000 persons. To achieve the purpose. parking lot lighting and plug loads. ASHRAE coordinated with other industry associations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA). ASHRAE will improve the minimum energy efficiency of 90. ASHRAE members are involved in integrated building design. ASHRAE/Washington D. and ensure that government leads by the example of outstanding design. Ga. Institutional. The Washington. For more information. Development. refrigeration (HVAC&R) and water heating are responsible for about 75 percent of residential and 64 percent of commercial building site electrical energy use.1-2004 by 30%. comfortable indoor environments while limiting the impact on the earth’s natural resources. ASHRAE helps policymakers address the technical and implementation barriers that can prevent the market from obtaining cost-effective energy efficiency. Industrial and High-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62. Additionally. construction. and as a result encourages building owners.C.ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR BUILDINGS AND HVAC&R EQUIPMENT In the United States. Federal law mandates ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90..1 for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings and the Advanced Energy Design Guides which provide tools for going beyond minimum requirements. ASHRAE often collaborates with other leading technical societies and is the leading developer of building energy standards.1.org .W. include full environmental considerations. Congress should assure that Federal policies related to energy efficiency should support innovation. visit www. ASHRAE VIEW Congress should adopt legislation that improves building energy efficiency through equipment standards and performance oriented building codes. Other standards and guidance from ASHRAE include Standard 189.000 persons.C. residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40 percent of the total primary energy use. reduce market barriers. construction and operation of highly energy-efficient buildings by providing and disseminating technical information for the building and policy-making community. and reliable energy. so the potential savings from leadership are greatest when government sets the example.1) ensure technical & economic feasibility. Cost effective energy efficiency is critical for the economy.2. office 1828 L Street N.C. the economy and the environment. D.org/advocacy [email protected] They support building sustainability as a means to provide safe. and consensus based standards (ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90. operation and evaluation. ventilation. publishing and continuing education. Heating. is an international organization of 55.ashrae.2. clean. Code-adopted standards save more energy than any other policy tools. and operation of its own buildings. ASHRAE is headquartered in Atlanta. ASHRAE promotes design.1 as the basis for state energy codes. air conditioning.ashrae. The federal government itself is the nation’s largest building owner. 20036 202-833-1830 www. ventilation. Demonstration and Deployment to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and practices. Congress should appropriate increased funding for Research. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides for Buildings Expires 4/2010 ASHRAE. For example. as well as to help stimulate innovation in the private sector. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Commercial. trade associations and public interest groups. whether owned or leased. D.org or contact Doug Read in the Washington office. By 2010. Energy Efficient Design of Low Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62. standards writing.1. ASHRAE Resource Documents ASHRAE Standard 90. Making new technologies and practices mainstream is the key to win-win strategies for the owners. Suite 906 Washington.. Funding by successive administrations in Washington has historically been based on technological innovation as a critical tool for ensuring that the nation has affordable. Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 90. founded in 1894. the environment and energy security. office works with federal government leaders as well as other scientific and engineering societies. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 34.C. For more information.C. 20036 202-833-1830 www. ventilation. Our expertise can contribute as Congress addresses Climate Change and focuses on greenhouse gas emissions reductions.. ASHRAE supports life cycle design approaches and promotes responsible refrigerant use..1.org or contact Doug Read in the Washington office. Industrial and High-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62. Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 90. Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides for Buildings Small Office Buildings Small Retail Buildings K-12 Schools Small Warehouses and Self-Storage Buildings Expires 5/10 ASHRAE. Our programs give designers information for energy efficient buildings that minimize climate impact. buildings account for approximately 40 percent of America’s total primary energy use.000 persons. founded in 1894. operation.2.org ASHRAE Standard 90. targeting 30 and 50% reductions. Ga. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. ASHRAE VIEW ASHRAE encourages policy makers to implement integrated approaches incorporating: Funding for building science research resulting in the development of advanced equipment and systems and increased understanding of building operations Policies that address both existing and new buildings Full evaluation of building climate impacts and energy performance Consideration of all environmental impacts attributable to buildings Opportunities to make buildings more energy efficient Policies encouraging building owners and operators to optimize energy efficiency Promotion of life-cycle-cost analysis to building owners to encourage sustainable building construction.ashrae. office 1828 L Street N. D. trade associations and public interest groups. . ASHRAE is headquartered in Atlanta. Institutional. Therefore. According to the U.CLIMATE CHANGE AND BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY THE ISSUE Improving building energy efficiency reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The Washington.C. recognizing that operational energy use is a dominant factor in total impact ASHRAE Resource Documents ASHRAE/Washington D. the efficient use of energy in buildings is critical to maintaining the planet’s health and the sustainability of civilization. standards writing. office works with federal government leaders as well as other scientific and engineering societies. ASHRAE develops design standards and guidelines aimed at reducing energy consumption and long-term emissions. visit www. construction and operation. publishing and continuing education.org/advocacy [email protected] Department of Energy. and renewal Strategies that consider all phases of a building’s life—design. Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants ASHRAE Standard 15.ashrae. ASHRAE and its members help policymakers promote implementation of energy efficient design practices and sustainable technologies. ASHRAE’S ROLE ASHRAE is an authoritative information source for the energy aspects of building design. D. performance and operation. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating.1.2.S. is an international organization of 52. ASHRAE's support for reducing building greenhouse gas emissions is enhanced by the development and implementation of a measured energy consumption based Building Energy Label program. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Commercial.W. Current efforts include development of advanced energy design guidelines for buildings. Suite 906 Washington. Energy Efficient Design of Low Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62. . 000 persons. healthy and comfortable indoor environment for building occupants. allowing for easier adoption by codewriting organizations.2. Purpose To specify minimum ventilation rates and other measures intended to provide indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and minimizes adverse health effects. Written in mandatory language. covers these residential buildings. publishing and continuing education. Significance Standard 62. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Background ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.ashrae. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. It also has been developed as an international standard.org Wendy Angel – [email protected] except where other applicable standards and requirements dictate larger amounts of ventilation. • Provides additional requirements for operations and maintenance practices.2. ventilation. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings. healthy and comfortable indoor environment and its provisions form the basis for U.1-2007 is revised through addenda using a process that includes public review of each proposed addendum.VENTILATION AND ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 62. It does not apply to single-family dwellings or multi-family dwellings of three or fewer stories – ASHRAE Standard 62. • Provides minimum ventilation requirements to achieve acceptable indoor air quality in many different types of indoor spaces. Other ASHRAE standards related to IAQ include – ASHRAE Standard 62. standards writing. it includes minimum ventilation requirements for maintaining a safe. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – [email protected] ASHRAE.S. Scope Applies to all indoor or enclosed spaces that people may occupy. • Written in code-compatible language. Facts • Includes minimum requirements to help maintain a safe. founded in 1894. The standard has been adopted by code-writing organizations throughout the United States and Canada. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.1 plays an important role in building occupants’ wellbeing by helping to ensure a minimum level of indoor air quality. model codes.org . to reduce indoor pollution sources. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. such as breathing difficulties and sick building syndrome due to poor indoor air quality. is an international organization of some 50. It provides guidance for the design and operation of ventilation systems for a range for building types and functions. The standard applies to new buildings.ashrae.000 persons. Other ASHRAE standards related to IAQ include ASHRAE Standard 62.1. In specific circumstances natural or intermittent ventilation or infiltration may be used instead. Purpose Defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise residential buildings. Significance Standard 62. air-conditioning and refrigeration systems work together to effectively ventilate homes and minimize sources of indoor pollution. physical and biological contaminants can affect air quality. is an international organization of some 50. motels. • Can be adopted by code-writing organizations or by government into law. windows. and how to consider other kinds of sources and air cleaning. • Contains guidance information on its application. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating.org Wendy Angel – [email protected] • Requirements are included for ventilation equipment. operating and maintaining the system. nursing homes. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. It does not apply to transient housing such as hotels. ventilating.2-2007 ASHRAE.2 helps ensure air inside homes is clean and safe by limiting sources of pollutants and requiring enough mechanical ventilation to provide dilution for unavoidable contaminants. standards writing. air handlers and combustion equipment. dormitories or jails. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. since chemical. This is the only standard in the United States for air quality in residences. additions to existing buildings. publishing and continuing education. selecting ventilation type. The standard ensures that heating. Facts • Requires continuously operating whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. Background The Standard 62. • Contains requirements to control certain pollutant sources. including manufactured and modular houses. ventilation. It does not address unvented combustion space heaters.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – [email protected] AND ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 62. and some changes to existing buildings. Scope Applies to spaces intended for human occupancy within single-family houses and multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade.2 Committee was formed in 1996 to write a standard containing the minimum requirements necessary to achieve acceptable indoor air quality for residential buildings. founded in 1894.org . ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. S. Purpose To provide minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings except low-rise residential buildings. lights. new portions of buildings and their systems.1-2007 ASHRAE.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – [email protected] air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. as well as systems and equipment associated with heating. The normative sections of the standard are written in code-compatible language. distribution of energy. A User’s Manual. electric power and lighting. copiers and other energy-using equipment. electric motors and belt drives. ventilation. which requires states to adopt commercial building codes that meet or exceed the standard’s requirements. The guidance provided in this appendix is beneficial to HVAC designers who are trying to achieve the required points for either a Silver or Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of a facility.Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 90. The standard sets design requirements for the efficient use of energy in buildings.1-2007. service water heating. Significance Despite housing hundreds of computers. allowing for easier adoption by code-writing organizations.1. was published by ASHRAE in 2004. systems and equipment for auxiliaries. offices are energy efficient with Standard 90. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. which serves as a companion document to the standard.org Wendy Angel – [email protected] including building envelope. publishing and continuing education. Background ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90. is an international organization of some 50. Scope Applies to new buildings and their systems. Facts Contains an informative appendix to rate the energy efficiency of building designs that exceed its minimum requirements. air conditioning. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. The 2004 standard is referenced in the U. is revised through a process that includes public review of each proposed addendum to the standard. and new systems and equipment in existing buildings.ashrae. and enforcement by state and local governments. cosponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. electronic power distribution and metering provisions. Written during the country’s worst energy crisis. and lighting. ASHRAE Standard 90 first was published in 1975 as an effort to cut energy use in buildings. standards writing.000 persons. Energy Policy Act. ventilation. ventilating and air conditioning. heating. water heating.org . founded in 1894. and the range of susceptibility in the population.org . ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. Considering safe operation of the aircraft.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – [email protected] Facts ASHRAE is the first to address indoor air quality for all commercial aircraft carrying 19 or more passengers. Bases total ventilation requirements on a combination of the ventilation required per occupant and the ventilation required to maintain contaminant levels below acceptable values. thermal comfort and filtration currently exists. temperature and pressure that may affect air quality. Significance Standard 161 will improve air quality on airplanes and become a uniform guideline for the industry’s use. The proposed standard considers chemical. Purpose To define the requirements for air quality in commercial aircraft and specify methods for measurement and testing in order to establish compliance with the standard.org Wendy Angel – [email protected] publishing and continuing education. beginning when passengers or crew board and extending until all passengers and crew deplane. founded in 1894. Two drafts of the proposed standard have been open for public review after which the committee addressed and answered questions and concerns. compliance with this standard will not necessarily ensure acceptable aircraft cabin air quality for everyone. is an international organization of some 50. Focuses on routine operations but also will include provisions for addressing infrequent events that may adversely impact air quality. The standard was published in 2008.000 persons. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. the diversity of sources and types of contaminants in aircraft cabin air. Background The Standard 161P Committee was formed in June 1996 to write a standard for commercial air cabin quality because no such standard encompassing ventilation.ashrae. physical and biological contaminants as well as but not limited to factors such as moisture. Scope Applies to commercial passenger air-carrier aircraft carrying 19 or more passengers. standards writing. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. Extends to all phases of passenger flight operations. ventilation. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.AIR QUALITY WITHIN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT FACT SHEET ASHRAE STANDARD 161 ASHRAE. Background ASHRAE.000 persons. it will address energy efficiency. STANDARD FOR THE DESIGN OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN BUILDINGS EXCEPT LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 189. ventilation. Will be an American National Standard Institute-accredited standard that can be incorporated into building codes. publishing and continuing education.1-2007. supplying outdoor air at rates that exceed the minimum requirements of ASHRAE 62. Green Building Council (USGBC) agreed in February 2006 to write a green building standard. and indoor environmental quality. Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. sustainable sites. resource efficiency. Significant Points The standard is a compilation of criteria that must be met in order to be considered a “green” building. The standard will potentially require: producing a minimum percentage of peak electrical load through on-site generation such as by photovoltaic panels or equivalent solar water heating systems. founded in 1894. a building’s impact on the atmosphere. It is not a rating system. the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the U. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta.org Wendy Angel – [email protected] Scope Applicable to high-performance new commercial buildings and major renovation projects.ashrae.1-2007. and having construction take place on appropriate sites where construction already exists or on a “greenfield” site that is close to high-density areas or has access to mass transit. standards writing. materials and resources.1P Purpose To provide minimum requirements for the design of sustainable buildings to balance environmental responsibility.ASHRAE. occupant comfort and well-being. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. The goal is to achieve a minimum of 30 percent reduction in energy cost over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. and community sensitivity.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – [email protected] ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating.S.org . is an international organization of some 50. water use efficiency. The standard has undergone four public reviews and could be published within the next year. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. The standard may require that interior water achieve a minimum of 25 percent reduction through improvements from the Energy Policy Act of 1992 for plumbing fixtures and strategies for reclaiming water in other areas. . 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 [email protected] standards writing. consulting engineer. “If we are to have a material impact on overall energy use. they offer us a greater opportunity to significantly impact our overall national energy demand.E. Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past. While existing buildings present great challenges. Life Member. NE•Atlanta. air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. Holness.” Holness said. addresses energy efficiency in existing buildings. P. Grosse Pointe Shores. Fellow ASHRAE. Holness directs the Society’s Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. Its sole objective is to advance through research.ashrae. it is through renovation of existing building stock. reduce our dependence upon imported oil . ventilation. Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at its 2009 Annual Conference held here June 20-24. His presidential theme.. was installed as president of the American Society of Heating.org Detroit Engineer Named ASHRAE President LOUISVILLE . As ASHRAE’s president. Mich. is an international organization of some 50.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING.org For Release: June 24. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www.Gordon V. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. founded in 1894. “The vast majority of buildings that will exist in the year 2030 exist today.. ASHRAE. R.000 persons. publishing and continuing education the arts and sciences of heating. ” Holness is a member of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee and the Headquarters Building Renovation Committee. before retiring as chairman emeritus after 32 years for the company. He formerly served on the Board of Directors as president-elect. Born and educated in England.. He has served as chair of numerous committees and councils most recently Members Council. treasurer and president. licensed to practice in 42 states and four provinces. There he worked in a mechanical/electrical consulting engineering company for several years before moving to Detroit. He also is a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom. Holness worked in a London consulting engineering practice for many years before immigrating to Canada. the Distinguished Service Award. where he worked for the renown architectural and engineering organization. serving as chief mechanical engineer. Holness has received the Exceptional Service Award. Albert Kahn Associates Inc.and gas and minimize our carbon footprint. we can see the foundations of that right now. the Advocacy Committee and the Steering Committee on Building Information Modeling and Interoperability. the Journal Paper Award and three ASHRAE Technology Awards. vice president. vice president and director-at-large. He is a registered mechanical engineer. ### . If ASHRAE is looking to build a sustainable future. NEWS RELEASES . A new standard from ASHRAE and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) will help ensure a consistent minimal level of HVAC&R maintenance and inspection to preserve a system’s ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort. NE•Atlanta. 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 [email protected] ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. 5. Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems. “Where maintenance is neglected. Robert Baker. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle.ashrae. chair of the committee that wrote the standard.” Baker said.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. and indoor air quality in commercial buildings. energy costs rise significantly and equipment life drops . is the first standard to address inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems. energy efficiency. noted that inconsistencies exist within the building industry when it comes to inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems. “Consistent maintenance ensures that energy efficiency remains at design levels. Maintenance Requirements Outlined in New ASHRAE/ACCA Standard ATLANTA – Maintain to sustain is the name of the game when it comes to saving energy and money in today’s building stocks. with some facilities following rigorous policies while others have adopted a run-to-failure approach.org For Release: Sept.org Inspection. contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide). To order. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. publishing and continuing education. fax 404-321-5478. ventilation.000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. ### . Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems. is an international organization of some 50. standards writing. it’s imperative that we provide consistent maintenance and inspection to improve energy efficiency along with thermal comfort and indoor air quality. The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008.org/bookstore. indoor air quality. much of the information that will be required to prepare the maintenance program can be obtained from building commissioning documents. When systems are not maintained. or visit at www. founded in 1894. which provides a basis for identifying failures.” In addition.dramatically.ashrae. occupant comfort and energy efficiency all suffer. ASHRAE members). is $31 ($25. ASHRAE. With HVAC&R systems responsible for about 60 percent of site electrical energy use. The stimulus package. including: Tax credits for the production of renewable energy are extended until at least 2012 Research expenses associated with renewables. Written during the 1970s energy crisis.org For Release: February 18. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. including provisions for training and enforcement programs. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www.1-2007 and to develop a plan for achieving 90 percent compliance with the code.” says ASHRAE President Bill Harrison.1 ATLANTA—In the economic stimulus package just signed into law by President Obama.S. focuses on economic stimulus through both tax credits and public-sector spending. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. and carbon capture and sequestration could result in higher credits in 2009 and 2010 . ASHRAE has set a goal of making the standard 30 percent more stringent over the 1999 version by the 2010 publication.” Standard 90. Energy Policy Act. governors would be required to work toward implementation of a building energy code at least as stringent as Standard 90. which requires states to adopt commercial building codes that meet or exceed the standard’s requirements. NE•Atlanta.1 provides minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings in the United States. “For more than 30 years.org Economic Stimulus Bill Reinforces Importance of Energy-Saving Standard 90.8 billion allotted to the Department of Energy.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING.1-2007 and its energy-saving features are recognized through special funding measures. The 2004 version of the standard is referenced in the U.1 has been one of the building industry’s most important benchmarks for energy efficiency. office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the bill. 2009 Contact: Wendy Angel Public Relations 678-539-1216 [email protected] Several provisions are of interest to and could bring news business to the building sector. For states to receive additional funding from the $16. conservation. but the importance and economic potential of saving energy and promoting energy-efficient technologies. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. Standard 90. with a heavy focus on infrastructure and energy. “Its inclusion in the economic stimulus package demonstrates not only its importance in the building industry. except low-rise residential buildings. ASHRAE Standard 90.ashrae.1 first was published in 1975 as an effort to cut energy use in buildings. The Department of Energy is authorized to provide grants up to 30% of the cost of installation of items such as fuel cells.4 billion for research. with significant focus on emerging industry sectors including energy efficiency and renewable energy Federal agencies are receiving considerable funds for retrofitting and upgrading existing facilities to meet federal energy and water use requirements and alleviate any maintenance backlogs For more information on ASHRAE government affairs. weatherization assistance. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. and combined heat and power systems Department of Energy. founded in 1894. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy receiving $21. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. standards writing.000 persons. is an international organization of some 50. geothermal heatpumps. ### . grants and other programs Department of Labor receiving $750 million for job training. ventilation. please visit www. solar. small wind. publishing and continuing education.org/advocacy. ASHRAE.ashrae. Under the “State Fiscal Stabilization Fund” up to $48. The guide provides recommendations for achieving 30 percent energy savings over the minimum code requirements of . Refrigerating.ashrae.3 billion can be allocated to schools. 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 [email protected] renovate and repair public schools. Guidance from The American Society of Heating. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by President Obama on February 17.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. An additional $25 billion in eligible bonds also have been authorized. ASHRAE and other leading building industry organizations have developed the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings. NE•Atlanta. provides significant funding and financing opportunities to modernize.org For Release: March 31.S. and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) can help schools earn an A+ in achieving that efficiency.org Stimulus Funding for Schools Provides Energy Efficiency Opportunities ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide Provides Simple Tool ATLANTA – As school boards and superintendents develop programs to utilize recent U. 2009. economic recovery stimulus funds. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. projects focused on improving energy efficiency can result in long-term savings for school districts. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. and enhanced teaching opportunities on the environment. Copies of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings are available for free download at www. More than 14. schools may benefit from an improved learning environment. reduced operating costs. is an international organization of some 50.S. Estimates show that a full 16 percent of schools districts’ controllable costs is spent on energy.org/freeaedg or print copies may be ordered from the ASHRAE Bookstore at www. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. by implementing the recommendations.” ASHRAE President Bill Harrison said. reduced environmental and climate impacts.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery).000 free copies of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings were sent to school systems in the United States last spring. All of the energy-saving recommendations for each of the eight U.ashrae. founded in 1894. Details on the stimulus funding for educational facilities can be found on the Department of Education’s Recovery page (http://www. publishing and continuing education.ashrae. ventilation. Additional recommendations point to other opportunities to incorporate greater savings into the design of the building.ed.ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999. ASHRAE. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. The recommendations in the guide allow those involved in designing or constructing school buildings to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis. “Beyond energy savings. climate zones are summarized in a single table. standards writing.### .org.000 persons. ASHRAE's OPMP certification helps professionals attest that they are well prepared to manage and maintain buildings to fully achieve their potential energy savings. “With buildings using 40 percent of all energy in the United States. must be operated at its own optimum level. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle.ashrae.org. we must apply advanced knowledge and skills to building operations. . certificants will demonstrate a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and the impact of O&M on HVAC&R systems' performance. To do so. For more information. Individuals must meet certain eligibility qualifications to take the exam.ashrae. founded in 1894.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING.” says Bill Harrison. it is essential that their energy consumption be reduced. management construction. ventilation. The program will launch at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Chicago in January and will be available via electronic testing centers worldwide starting in March 2009. ASHRAE certification exams currently available are Healthcare Facility Design Professional and High-Performance Building Design Professional. publishing and continuing education. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. please visit www. ASHRAE president “Every building. 4. or consulting. For more information. the OPMP certification program is intended for those working in facilities operations. according to a study by the Energy Systems Lab at Texas A & M University. please e-mail [email protected] NE•Atlanta. The Operations and Performance Management Professional Certification (OPMP) program helps earners demonstrate their knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and their impact on HVAC&R systems' performance. an exam content outline and suggest exam preparation materials. is an international organization of some 50. By earning OPMP certification. and for those who have experience in facility operations and performance.” Developed with input from APPA and GSA. new or old. A new certification program from ASHRAE helps building owners know they are hiring employees and consultants who know how to take advantage of such strategies.org New Professional Certification from ASHRAE Focuses on Facility Operations and Performance ATLANTA – Energy use in buildings can be reduced by 10 to 40 percent by improving operational strategies in buildings. design.org/certification. ASHRAE. The examination for the OPMP program is $275 for ASHRAE members and $395 for nonmembers.org For Release: Sept. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www.000 persons. standards writing. 2008 Contact: Wendy Angel Public Relations 678-539-1216 [email protected] ### . The guests included industry partners who donated nearly $1.65 million in equipment and services for the $7. “More importantly. ASHRAE executive vice president said. 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 [email protected] NE•Atlanta. “None of this would have been possible without the hard work and commitment from many volunteers and staff involved in the renewal for the last three years. for the Headquarter dedication ceremony in Atlanta. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www.org For Release: October 23. Oct.ashrae. ASHRAE president.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. the donors have been honored.” Jeff Littleton.65 million renovation.org ASHRAE Hosts Industry Partners at Headquarters Renewal Event ATLANTA – The ribbon is cut. it also exemplifies the incredible potential of determined ASHRAE members and the greater ASHRAE community working toward a common goal.” . said. 23. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. generous donations by companies and firms have ensured that not only our building will be here for a long time to come but that ASHRAE can continue to provide the sustainable building technology guidance that we are known for. “This renovation represents the largest capital investment in ASHRAE history at $7.65 million.” Bill Harrison. and ASHRAE’s newly renovated sustainability showcase is officially open for business. Some 200 people gathered Thursday.” “Not only is the renovation a technology and productivity showcase. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. Dynamic Air Quality Solutions. CxGBS. Partners also include Aircuity Inc. founded in 1894. EBTRON Inc. Mark H. Thermal Gas Systems Inc.. /Automated Logic Georgia. ASHRAE’s director of strategic technical programs. publishing and continuing education. ClimateMaster Inc. ventilation. Green Building Council. GE Power. PolyCon Manufacturing. Brandli/design principal for Richard Wittschiebe Hand. Daikin Industries Ltd... Southern Company/Georgia Power Company. Bill and Margaret Harrison. Bruce Hunn.Major contributors to the Headquarters project include the ASHRAE Foundation. and VFA Inc. ITT/Bell & Gossett/James M. and Interface FLOR. . U.. Carrier Corp.. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. ASHRAE. Also donating are Allsteel® /Ivan Allen. ### Editors Note: Photos of the event are available upon request... and Trane. NorthWrite Inc. standards writing. is an international organization of some 50. Automated Logic Corp. Pleasants Co.000 persons.S. said. “This is what distinguishes the commissioning program from other HVAC commissioning certifications. NE•Atlanta. operated and maintained according to their operational needs.” Bill Harrison. NEBB.ashrae. ASHRAE president. BCA.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. ASHRAE’s newest certification recognizes those with optimal knowledge of the entire building commissioning process.” Developed with input from APPA. ASHRAE’s Commissioning Process Management Professional launches in June at the Society’s 2009 Annual Conference in Louisville. operators and others recognize individuals capable of assuring that building systems and equipment are designed. 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 [email protected] tested. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. Ky. ASHRAE’s certification program recognizes that people who manage the commissioning process need to have peopleand project-management skills in addition to a level of understanding of building design.org For Release: May 24. developers. construction. SMACNA.org ASHRAE Launches Commissioning Certification Program ATLANTA – Just as the commissioning process helps buildings and their systems operate optimally. The program is ideal for individuals given a commissioning role who may not have a building HVAC&R background. “As the standard setter for sustainable building performance. operations and maintenance. installed. IESNA. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. TABB and the University . The program helps building owners. an exam content outline and available resources for exam preparation. high-performance building design. ASHRAE. The fee for the exam is $207. please visit www. ventilation. Individuals must meet certain eligibility qualifications to take the exam. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. ## .ashrae. ASHRAE members).50 before June 5 ($147.of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. and operation and maintenance. The others focus on healthcare design. the program is the fourth in ASHRAE’s suite of certification offerings. founded in 1894. publishing and continuing education. is an international organization of some 50.org/certification. standards writing.000 persons. With an average cost of electricity of 5 cents per kwh and gas at $7 per mmbtu. .000 of the publications have been obtained via free download since January. $600 million in energy costs. More than 88.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 [email protected] REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. the estimated energy and carbon savings would be 52 trillion btus and 9 million tons of carbon dioxide.1-1999. That’s the potential savings represented by 100. The series includes publications on small retail and small office buildings.ashrae. K-12 school buildings. The books provide guidance on how to achieve 30 percent energy savings over building code minimum based on ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.org Market Transformation Taking Place with Free Advanced Energy Design Guide Downloads ATLANTA – Nine million tons of carbon dioxide. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. and warehouses and self-storage units. NE•Atlanta. Calculations show that if every guide downloaded resulted in a single building designed to save 30 percent beyond code minimum.000 copies in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series now in circulation. the estimated cost of energy savings is over $600 million.org For Release: June 24. S.” ASHRAE President Kent Peterson. and the guidance in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series is useable technology guidance to help owners. P.S. “ASHRAE is committed to energy optimization and producing guidance that will help move the building industry toward market-viable net-zero energy and carbon neutral buildings. architects and engineers in accomplishing high-performing buildings. the American Institute of Architects.” “IES is pleased to be part of the team developing these important guides.The guides are developed by ASHRAE. The downloads are available at www..ashrae. said. including global climate change. “The call for these high performing buildings is transforming our industry. IESNA director of technology. whose success demonstrates that collectively the collaborating organizations are raising awareness about how to achieve energy savings and developing a receptive audience for future guidance on net-zero energy and carbon neutral buildings.” “This is proof positive that there are substantial economic benefits to green building strategies. dependence on non- .” said AIA President Marshall E.E. “Hopefully this will help convince skeptics of the value and payback of green building design and that practitioners will take advantage of this excellent resource so that we can move closer to reaching our shared goal of carbon neutral buildings by 2030. the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the U. Purnell. “The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most-important challenges of our time. FAIA. with support from the U.” said Rita M. Green Building Council. Department of Energy.org/freeaedg. Harrold. “Working with ASHRAE.sustainable and expensive sources of energy. . For more information on the Advanced Energy Design Guide series. AIA and IESNA on the Advanced Energy Design Guide series is part of a critical collaborative effort to provide the industry with the tools it needs to make an immediate and measurable impact. CEO & Founding Chair. visit www.S. and threats to human health.” Upcoming publications in the series include 30 percent guidance books for highway lodging. U.org/aedg. Green Building Council. existing buildings and small health care facilities.ashrae. President.” said Rick Fedrizzi.
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