The construction sector has a significant influence on the environment, energy consumption and climate change. That’s why the European Builders Confederation (EBC) is investing effort in promoting standardisation in assessing buildings’ energy performance.
Post date: 23 May 2017
ATLANTA – 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 Programme.
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
ATLANTA – A manual to help users navigate the changes in ASHRAE’s 2016 ventilation standard is now available.
The User’s Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, provides information on the requirements of the standard and includes tables, illustrations and examples to aid users in designing, installing and operating systems for ventilation in buildings.
Post date: 16 Jan 2017
ATLANTA – The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added.
ANSI/ASHRAE 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and its sister standard, ANSI/ASHRAE 34, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants, constitute a complete set of requirements for the safe design, construction and application of refrigeration systems used in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Post date: 5 Jan 2017
ATLANTA – A smart grid standard published earlier this year by ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has been approved as an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard.
ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201-2016, Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), provides a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.
Post date: 16 Dec 2016
The REHVA Journal December 2016 issue on EPB Standards Published for Formal Vote & Energy Efficient Renovations is now available online on http://www.rehva.eu/
05 Commission sets up EU’s next energy efficiency battle
Post date: 8 Dec 2016
Climate Action Plan 2050 - Principles and goals of the German government's climate policy - Executive Summary
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
ATLANTA – Changes to the commissioning requirements in Standard 189.1 that would increase its ability to support achieving high performance green buildings are open for public input.
Post date: 17 Nov 2016
ATLANTA – Recognising the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.
Post date: 17 Nov 2016