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Energy Standard for Buildings

Building interior environmental air systems are one of the most heavily regulated technologies. This stream tracks the development of the most widely referenced consensus documents for energy conservation legislation.

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Energy Standard for Buildings

July 12, 2020
mike@standardsmichigan.com
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“Student Painting Competition” (2013) / Rida Maryam Qureshi United States Agency for International Development

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is an ANSI-accredited continuous-maintenance standards developer (a major contributor to what we call a regulatory product development “stream”).   Continuous maintenance means that changes to its consensus products can change in as little as 30 days so it is wise to keep pace.

ASHRAE has released another batch of candidate changes to its flagship product — ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings — all of which affect the design, construction and operation of education facilities because they are heavily referenced in local, state and federal energy legislation.   Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world for more than 35 years.  Free access to ASHRAE 901. is available at the link below:

READ-ONLY Version of 2016 ASHRAE 90,1

Four redlines were recently released by the ASHRAE 90.1 committee:

Addendum b: Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) should be required when cost-effective for occupied spaces considering the required outside air for ventilation required based on number of people in the space,
varying space sizes, use of energy recovery equipment, and climate zone.

Addendum d: Tightening requirements for garage ventilation

Addendum i: Proposes changes to Exhaust Air Heat Recovery systems in laboratories

Addendum k:  Regarding budget building fan power to avoid a fan power credit for cases where the proposed building includes heat recovery and the budget building does not include heat recovery.

Comments due July 19th.

You may access the redlines at the link below:

Online Standards Actions & Public Review Drafts

Education industry facility managers, energy conservation workgroups, sustainability officers, electric shop foreman, electricians and front-line maintenance professionals who change lighting fixtures, maintain environmental air systems are encouraged to participate directly in the ASHRAE consensus standard development process.

All ASHRAE consensus products are standing items on our periodic Mechanical, Water and Energy teleconferences.  See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.

Issue: [Various]

Category: Mechanical, Electrical, Energy Conservation, Facility Asset Management, US Department of Energy, #SmartCampus

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Larry Spielvogel, Richard Robben

 


LEARN MORE:

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2019: Energy Standard For Buildings

ARCHIVE 2002-2016 / ASHRAE 90.1 ENERGY STANDARD FOR BUILDINGS

US Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program

 

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