North America

This report, released by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), analyses key barriers, while presenting current national trends and solutions for how commercial real estate professionals, energy management information systems (EMIS) vendors, utilities, and local government actors can spread the usage of EMIS and with it create lasting change in energy management.  
Post date: 27 Gen 2017
Type: Publication

This report, released by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), examines why the US market underuses performance data and provides recommendations on how governments and efficiency programme implementers can turn this information into action and help apartment building owners, residents, lenders and investors better use data to achieve economic and environmental benefits.  
Post date: 26 Gen 2017
Type: Publication

ATLANTA – ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition.   The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The modeling competition is part of that event.  
Post date: 26 Gen 2017
Type: News

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 Gen 2017
Type: News

You probably heard the big news yesterday (after all, even Barack Obama tweeted about it): Bill Gates and a celebrity list of fellow tech titans announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy Ventures: a billion-dollar cleantech investment fund that every building professional should know about! Read on to learn how to unlock this shiny new funding source for your next project... What is Breakthrough Energy Ventures?  
Post date: 13 Gen 2017
Type: News

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 Gen 2017
Type: News

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced the topics and a call for presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference.  
Post date: 5 Gen 2017
Type: News

The duct sizing calculator is a quick reference tool which allows HVAC air distribution system designers to more accurately size ducts, especially flex ducts under varying amounts of compression, based on research results.  
Post date: 21 Dic 2016
Type: Tool

  This report, elaborated by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), reviews the main characteristics of the leading Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes (EEOs) in Europe and the United States, and answers basic questions as to scope and scale to inform European policymakers as they consider extending the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) beyond 2020.  
Post date: 20 Dic 2016
Type: Publication

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 Dic 2016
Type: News