ATLANTA – The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition.
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
, simplifies the language of the 2013 standard and clarifies the three comfort calculation approaches in Section 5.3.3, "Elevated Air Speed." The 2017 edition includes a new requirement to calculate the change in occupants' thermal comfort from direct solar radiation.
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
On 23 October 2017, two years after COP21, the European Commission took another concrete step forward in its efforts to stimulate the private financing of energy efficiency, by supporting a market-led initiative to design and deliver a pan-European protocol and portal for financial data on energy efficient mortgages under the Horizon 2020 programme.
Post date: 25 Oct 2017
The Residential Energy Services Network or RESNET is a not-for-profit, membership corporation that is governed by a board of 20 (who are elected by membership).
RESNET is a recognised national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States involving:
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
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