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ASHRAE Revises Energy Auditor Certification to Meet DOE Guidelines

ASHRAE recently announced revised requirements for its energy auditor certification, Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). The revised requirements, which will take effect Thursday, March 16, 2017, will provide earners with recognition by United States government agencies for contracts requiring energy audit services. “This update will not only help ensure the continued …

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Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program. An update on the preliminary results of the 90.1-2016 progress …

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David R. Olson of PCD Engineering Services 1 of 22 ASHRAE Members Elevated to Fellow

Fifty-five people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2017 Winter Conference which is taking place, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in HVAC&R such as education, …

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ASHRAE/IES Publish 2016 Energy Efficiency Standard

Numerous energy savings measures resulting from industry input are contained in the newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES. This 2016 version is the 10th edition published since the original standard was first published in 1975 during the energy crisis of the United States. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Efficiency …

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New Energy Standard for Data Centers Published by ASHRAE

A newly published energy standard for data centers features a performance based approach that is more flexible and accommodating of innovative changes that rapidly occur in design, construction and operations in that industry. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.4-2016, Energy Standard for Data Centers, establishes the minimum energy efficiency requirements of data centers …

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Smart Grid Standard Published: Key Piece Supporting Modernization of Global Grid

Atlanta, GA – The smart grid effort underway around the globe will transform the fundamental structure of the grid by combining an intelligence infrastructure with the grid, which will enable two-way flow of both information and electricity. A key piece needed to support that modernization and transformation is a newly …

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Importance of Resiliency in Buildings Codes/Standards

Washington D.C. – Helping buildings and their systems withstand and recover from natural disasters requires a lot of technical knowledge. Fortunately, ASHRAE has dozens of resources available to help designers make buildings more resilient. The Society took part in the May 10th White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes. “The …

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New ASHRAE Study Outlines 30 Energy Saving Measures To Reach Toward Net Zero Energy

Atlanta, GA – Application of 30 specific energy savings measures across all building types and climate zones resulted in cutting energy use by nearly half, according to results of newly approved research funded by ASHRAE. The national weighted change is 47.8 percent more energy efficient than Standard 90.1-2013 based on site …

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