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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. 1791 Tullie Circle NE • Atlanta, GA 30329 • Telephone: 404-636-8400 • www.ashrae.org

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The building incorporates ASHRAE technology and demonstrates its strong commitment to sustainability. Building EQ ASHRAE is working on a building energy labeling program to provide motivation for reducing energy use in commercial buildings by expressing the energy performance of buildings in a tangible way. publishing and continuing education. Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.S. is an international organization of over 50.ASHRAE: ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABILITY ASHRAE. will be the first highperformance green building standard in the U. Currently. developing guidance that will lead to net-zero-energy buildings by 2030.000 members.1P. and publishing the nation’s first standard for the design of high performance green buildings. The ASHRAE labeling program differs from existing labeling programs in that it focuses solely on energy use.S. ASHRAE’s label will help building owners differentiate their product in a technically sound manner while providing tenants with the tools they need to select energy-efficient spaces.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop jdunlop@ashrae. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. ASHRAE is working to create a world with net-zero-energy buildings that consume annually only the energy provided by on-site renewable energy sources. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. Sustainable buildings achieve high performance over the full life-cycle in the areas of consumption. Green Building ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta.” featuring state-of-the-art HVAC&R systems and other sustainability measures.buildingeq. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.1) by 30% by 2010. the Illuminating Engineering Society and the U. More information can be found at www. ASHRAE’s Sustainable Commitment Even without rising energy prices. negative impacts on site ecosystems. national building energy code (ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. standards writing. With that in mind. Green Building Standard Standard 189. discharge of harmful liquid effluents and solid wastes. ventilation. atmospheric emissions. the threat of global warming.com. and quality of indoor environment.org/building.ashrae. The ASHRAE Headquarters – Walking the Talk ASHRAE recently renovated its Headquarters in Atlanta as a “sustainability showcase. creating sustainable built environments would be the responsible way to preserve our planet’s resources for future generations. and a rapid decrease in our nonrenewable resources. Being developed by ASHRAE.org Amanda Dean adean@ashrae. buildings are responsible for 40% of all energy consumption. founded in 1894.ashrae. ASHRAE has pledged to become a leader in sustainability by increasing the stringency of the U.S. www.org .

small retail buildings. The books.Council. It is estimated that the 150. The Washington.org. K-12 schools. High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification ASHRAE’s certification programs are developed by industry practitioners who understand the knowledge and experience that are expected for superior building design and system operation. the standard will serve as a benchmark for sustainable buildings. High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition To provide key decision makers with the technical information necessary to encourage development of high-performance buildings. architects and engineers.hpbccc. and self-storage units. available for free download at www. Congress on buildings issues. Earning an ASHRAE certification assures employers and clients that the certificant has mastered the body of knowledge associated with the respective field. Market Transformation – Advanced Energy Design Guides ASHRAE and several building organization partners are writing a series of guides that provide 30 percent energy savings over minimum building codes. It is slated for publication early next year.org. To subscribe for free see www. Future editions will target 50% energy savings and savings in existing buildings. address small office buildings.S. facility managers.000 copies of the guides now in circulation have resulted in a potential savings of $600 million in energy costs.ashrae.hpbmagazine. High Performing Buildings features working case studies of exemplary buildings developed by leading practitioners in the sustainability movement.org/freeaedg. High Performing Buildings Magazine ASHRAE launched High Performing Buildings. a quarterly magazine created to help decision-makers in the building community learn about the latest developments in innovative technologies and energy-efficient design and operation. Government Affairs ASHRAE continues its efforts aimed at producing high-performance buildings through interaction with policymakers in Congress and at federal agencies. Targeted at building owners. DC office also pursues policies aimed at achieving the goals of net-zero energy buildings. More details on the caucus and the coalition are available at www. ASHRAE led the formation of the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus and the private sector coalition supporting the caucus. ASHRAE led the formation of several building community consortia in response to activities at the Department of Energy and was instrumental in launching the High-Performance Building Caucus to provide support to U. . warehouses and highway lodging.

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Bonus savings strategies to improve energy efficiency beyond the 30 percent are included for exterior façade lighting. Significance Provides a simple approach for contractors and designers to create advanced energy savings. small retail buildings. The guides include recommendations for achieving energy efficiency credits for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. the U. ASHRAE began publication of a series of publications known as the Advanced Energy Design Guides. Application of the recommendations in the series should result in 30 percent energy savings when compared to the same buildings designed to meet minimum code requirements. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.ashrae. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the U.org/freeaedg. the USGBC and the Alliance to Save Energy. Facts They include specific recommendations for energy-efficient improvements in the areas of building envelope.org Wendy Angel – wangel@ashrae. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. lighting. Background In 2005. parking lot lighting and plug loads. Currently there are four books in the series dealing with small office buildings.S. K-12 schools.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create a comprehensive applicable guide series. publishing and continuing education. founded in 1894. HVAC equipment and systems and service water heating. highway lodging. ASHRAE coordinated with other industry associations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The small office guide was recognized for its innovation with awards from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council. is an international organization of some 50. the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).ASHRAE ADVANCED ENERGY DESIGN GUIDE SERIES FACT SHEET ASHRAE. To achieve the purpose.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – jdunlop@ashrae.org . standards writing. ventilation.000 persons. To help transform the marketplace in its move toward sustainable building design. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. and warehouses and selfstorage units. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.ashrae. the books are available for free download at www.

as well as to help stimulate innovation in the private sector.1. and consensus based standards (ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90. construction and operation of highly energy-efficient buildings by providing and disseminating technical information for the building and policy-making community. ASHRAE is headquartered in Atlanta.ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR BUILDINGS AND HVAC&R EQUIPMENT In the United States. Federal law mandates ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. refrigeration (HVAC&R) and water heating are responsible for about 75 percent of residential and 64 percent of commercial building site electrical energy use.1 for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings and the Advanced Energy Design Guides which provide tools for going beyond minimum requirements. so the potential savings from leadership are greatest when government sets the example. For more information. Industrial and High-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62. The Washington.000 persons.C. The federal government itself is the nation’s largest building owner. ASHRAE members are involved in integrated building design. reduce market barriers. Other standards and guidance from ASHRAE include Standard 189. 20036 202-833-1830 www. and reliable energy. Demonstration and Deployment to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and practices.1) ensure technical & economic feasibility. By 2010. Energy Efficient Design of Low Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62. trade associations and public interest groups.org . is an international organization of 55. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.W. For example.2. visit www. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides for Buildings Expires 4/2010 ASHRAE. Cost effective energy efficiency is critical for the economy. clean. ventilation. Funding by successive administrations in Washington has historically been based on technological innovation as a critical tool for ensuring that the nation has affordable. include full environmental considerations. and operation of its own buildings. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Commercial. construction.. ASHRAE VIEW Congress should adopt legislation that improves building energy efficiency through equipment standards and performance oriented building codes.1 as the basis for state energy codes.org/advocacy washdc@ashrae. Congress should assure that Federal policies related to energy efficiency should support innovation. D.. D. and ensure that government leads by the example of outstanding design. Making new technologies and practices mainstream is the key to win-win strategies for the owners. ASHRAE/Washington D. ASHRAE Resource Documents ASHRAE Standard 90. Additionally. office works with federal government leaders as well as other scientific and engineering societies.ashrae. Ga.org or contact Doug Read in the Washington office. comfortable indoor environments while limiting the impact on the earth’s natural resources. Heating. ASHRAE often collaborates with other leading technical societies and is the leading developer of building energy standards. air conditioning. Congress should appropriate increased funding for Research.C.C. the environment and energy security.1-2004 by 30%. founded in 1894. Institutional.1. publishing and continuing education. Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 90. whether owned or leased. Development. ASHRAE helps policymakers address the technical and implementation barriers that can prevent the market from obtaining cost-effective energy efficiency.2. operation and evaluation. office 1828 L Street N. They support building sustainability as a means to provide safe. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. Suite 906 Washington. and as a result encourages building owners. ASHRAE will improve the minimum energy efficiency of 90. standards writing.ashrae. Code-adopted standards save more energy than any other policy tools. ventilation. ASHRAE promotes design. residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40 percent of the total primary energy use. the economy and the environment.

Current efforts include development of advanced energy design guidelines for buildings. According to the U. Our expertise can contribute as Congress addresses Climate Change and focuses on greenhouse gas emissions reductions. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. Therefore.C. Ga. performance and operation.org/advocacy washdc@ashrae. ASHRAE’S ROLE ASHRAE is an authoritative information source for the energy aspects of building design. recognizing that operational energy use is a dominant factor in total impact ASHRAE Resource Documents ASHRAE/Washington D. buildings account for approximately 40 percent of America’s total primary energy use. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Commercial. Institutional. D.ashrae. ASHRAE supports life cycle design approaches and promotes responsible refrigerant use. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 34. For more information.1. founded in 1894. and renewal Strategies that consider all phases of a building’s life—design. ASHRAE VIEW ASHRAE encourages policy makers to implement integrated approaches incorporating: Funding for building science research resulting in the development of advanced equipment and systems and increased understanding of building operations Policies that address both existing and new buildings Full evaluation of building climate impacts and energy performance Consideration of all environmental impacts attributable to buildings Opportunities to make buildings more energy efficient Policies encouraging building owners and operators to optimize energy efficiency Promotion of life-cycle-cost analysis to building owners to encourage sustainable building construction. construction and operation.2. operation. office 1828 L Street N. standards writing.org or contact Doug Read in the Washington office.1.W. Energy Efficient Design of Low Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62.S. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. Department of Energy.2. Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants ASHRAE Standard 15.C.. the efficient use of energy in buildings is critical to maintaining the planet’s health and the sustainability of civilization.. trade associations and public interest groups. visit www. Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides for Buildings Small Office Buildings Small Retail Buildings K-12 Schools Small Warehouses and Self-Storage Buildings Expires 5/10 ASHRAE.org ASHRAE Standard 90. ventilation. office works with federal government leaders as well as other scientific and engineering societies. The Washington. . ASHRAE is headquartered in Atlanta. targeting 30 and 50% reductions.000 persons. is an international organization of 52. ASHRAE and its members help policymakers promote implementation of energy efficient design practices and sustainable technologies.CLIMATE CHANGE AND BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY THE ISSUE Improving building energy efficiency reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Suite 906 Washington. Our programs give designers information for energy efficient buildings that minimize climate impact. ASHRAE's support for reducing building greenhouse gas emissions is enhanced by the development and implementation of a measured energy consumption based Building Energy Label program.ashrae.C. ASHRAE develops design standards and guidelines aimed at reducing energy consumption and long-term emissions. Industrial and High-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62. D. Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 90. 20036 202-833-1830 www. publishing and continuing education.

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000 persons. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. • Provides minimum ventilation requirements to achieve acceptable indoor air quality in many different types of indoor spaces. to reduce indoor pollution sources. model codes.VENTILATION AND ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 62. healthy and comfortable indoor environment and its provisions form the basis for U. is an international organization of some 50. It does not apply to single-family dwellings or multi-family dwellings of three or fewer stories – ASHRAE Standard 62. Background ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.ashrae. It also has been developed as an international standard. except where other applicable standards and requirements dictate larger amounts of ventilation.1-2007 ASHRAE. allowing for easier adoption by codewriting organizations. publishing and continuing education. • Provides additional requirements for operations and maintenance practices. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. founded in 1894.2. ventilation. It provides guidance for the design and operation of ventilation systems for a range for building types and functions.S. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. covers these residential buildings. The standard has been adopted by code-writing organizations throughout the United States and Canada. it includes minimum ventilation requirements for maintaining a safe. • Written in code-compatible language.2. healthy and comfortable indoor environment for building occupants. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings.1 plays an important role in building occupants’ wellbeing by helping to ensure a minimum level of indoor air quality. Scope Applies to all indoor or enclosed spaces that people may occupy. Facts • Includes minimum requirements to help maintain a safe. Purpose To specify minimum ventilation rates and other measures intended to provide indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and minimizes adverse health effects. Other ASHRAE standards related to IAQ include – ASHRAE Standard 62.org Wendy Angel – wangel@ashrae. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. standards writing.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – jdunlop@ashrae. such as breathing difficulties and sick building syndrome due to poor indoor air quality. Written in mandatory language. Significance Standard 62.org .1-2007 is revised through addenda using a process that includes public review of each proposed addendum. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

and some changes to existing buildings. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – jdunlop@ashrae. This is the only standard in the United States for air quality in residences. In specific circumstances natural or intermittent ventilation or infiltration may be used instead.2 Committee was formed in 1996 to write a standard containing the minimum requirements necessary to achieve acceptable indoor air quality for residential buildings. and how to consider other kinds of sources and air cleaning. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. publishing and continuing education. Other ASHRAE standards related to IAQ include ASHRAE Standard 62. windows. Purpose Defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise residential buildings. It does not apply to transient housing such as hotels. Background The Standard 62.1. is an international organization of some 50. Facts • Requires continuously operating whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. standards writing.2-2007 ASHRAE.org . additions to existing buildings.2 helps ensure air inside homes is clean and safe by limiting sources of pollutants and requiring enough mechanical ventilation to provide dilution for unavoidable contaminants.org Wendy Angel – wangel@ashrae. It does not address unvented combustion space heaters. The standard ensures that heating. • Can be adopted by code-writing organizations or by government into law.VENTILATION AND ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 62. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. • Contains requirements to control certain pollutant sources.000 persons. nursing homes. Scope Applies to spaces intended for human occupancy within single-family houses and multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade. motels. including manufactured and modular houses. air-conditioning and refrigeration systems work together to effectively ventilate homes and minimize sources of indoor pollution. selecting ventilation type. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. dormitories or jails.ashrae. since chemical. ventilating. ventilation. • Contains guidance information on its application. physical and biological contaminants can affect air quality. Significance Standard 62. operating and maintaining the system. air handlers and combustion equipment. • Requirements are included for ventilation equipment. The standard applies to new buildings. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. founded in 1894.

electric motors and belt drives. systems and equipment for auxiliaries. as well as systems and equipment associated with heating. heating. Facts Contains an informative appendix to rate the energy efficiency of building designs that exceed its minimum requirements. is revised through a process that includes public review of each proposed addendum to the standard. Significance Despite housing hundreds of computers. electric power and lighting. founded in 1894. which serves as a companion document to the standard.1-2007.org .org Wendy Angel – wangel@ashrae. standards writing. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. and new systems and equipment in existing buildings.Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 90. Purpose To provide minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings except low-rise residential buildings. was published by ASHRAE in 2004. Written during the country’s worst energy crisis. The 2004 standard is referenced in the U. The standard sets design requirements for the efficient use of energy in buildings.000 persons. is an international organization of some 50. The guidance provided in this appendix is beneficial to HVAC designers who are trying to achieve the required points for either a Silver or Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of a facility. including building envelope. ASHRAE Standard 90 first was published in 1975 as an effort to cut energy use in buildings.1-2007 ASHRAE. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. publishing and continuing education. and enforcement by state and local governments. Scope Applies to new buildings and their systems. A User’s Manual.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – jdunlop@ashrae. new portions of buildings and their systems. Energy Policy Act. allowing for easier adoption by code-writing organizations. service water heating.ashrae. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. lights. electronic power distribution and metering provisions.1. copiers and other energy-using equipment. cosponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Background ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90. ventilating and air conditioning. distribution of energy.S. offices are energy efficient with Standard 90. and lighting. ventilation. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. air conditioning. ventilation. which requires states to adopt commercial building codes that meet or exceed the standard’s requirements. The normative sections of the standard are written in code-compatible language. water heating.

temperature and pressure that may affect air quality.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – jdunlop@ashrae. Scope Applies to commercial passenger air-carrier aircraft carrying 19 or more passengers. The proposed standard considers chemical. Purpose To define the requirements for air quality in commercial aircraft and specify methods for measurement and testing in order to establish compliance with the standard. Bases total ventilation requirements on a combination of the ventilation required per occupant and the ventilation required to maintain contaminant levels below acceptable values.org . ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. Facts ASHRAE is the first to address indoor air quality for all commercial aircraft carrying 19 or more passengers.org Wendy Angel – wangel@ashrae. is an international organization of some 50. Extends to all phases of passenger flight operations. thermal comfort and filtration currently exists. the diversity of sources and types of contaminants in aircraft cabin air. compliance with this standard will not necessarily ensure acceptable aircraft cabin air quality for everyone. standards writing. The standard was published in 2008.AIR QUALITY WITHIN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT FACT SHEET ASHRAE STANDARD 161 ASHRAE. beginning when passengers or crew board and extending until all passengers and crew deplane. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. Considering safe operation of the aircraft. Background The Standard 161P Committee was formed in June 1996 to write a standard for commercial air cabin quality because no such standard encompassing ventilation. and the range of susceptibility in the population. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.ashrae.000 persons. physical and biological contaminants as well as but not limited to factors such as moisture. Two drafts of the proposed standard have been open for public review after which the committee addressed and answered questions and concerns. publishing and continuing education. founded in 1894. ventilation. Focuses on routine operations but also will include provisions for addressing infrequent events that may adversely impact air quality. Significance Standard 161 will improve air quality on airplanes and become a uniform guideline for the industry’s use.

The standard has undergone four public reviews and could be published within the next year. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating.org . and having construction take place on appropriate sites where construction already exists or on a “greenfield” site that is close to high-density areas or has access to mass transit. water use efficiency. and indoor environmental quality.000 persons. publishing and continuing education. Scope Applicable to high-performance new commercial buildings and major renovation projects.1P Purpose To provide minimum requirements for the design of sustainable buildings to balance environmental responsibility.ASHRAE. occupant comfort and well-being. Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. materials and resources. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop – jdunlop@ashrae. It is not a rating system. The goal is to achieve a minimum of 30 percent reduction in energy cost over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. standards writing. supplying outdoor air at rates that exceed the minimum requirements of ASHRAE 62. ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta. resource efficiency.1-2007. and community sensitivity.org Wendy Angel – wangel@ashrae. GA 33029 404-636-8400 www. founded in 1894. sustainable sites. The standard will potentially require: producing a minimum percentage of peak electrical load through on-site generation such as by photovoltaic panels or equivalent solar water heating systems.S. Will be an American National Standard Institute-accredited standard that can be incorporated into building codes. Background ASHRAE. the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the U. The standard may require that interior water achieve a minimum of 25 percent reduction through improvements from the Energy Policy Act of 1992 for plumbing fixtures and strategies for reclaiming water in other areas. it will address energy efficiency. is an international organization of some 50.1-2007. a building’s impact on the atmosphere. Significant Points The standard is a compilation of criteria that must be met in order to be considered a “green” building. Green Building Council (USGBC) agreed in February 2006 to write a green building standard.ashrae. ventilation. STANDARD FOR THE DESIGN OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN BUILDINGS EXCEPT LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 189.

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“If we are to have a material impact on overall energy use. consulting engineer. Mich. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www.org Detroit Engineer Named ASHRAE President LOUISVILLE . His presidential theme.ashrae. “The vast majority of buildings that will exist in the year 2030 exist today. founded in 1894. they offer us a greater opportunity to significantly impact our overall national energy demand. was installed as president of the American Society of Heating. Life Member. ASHRAE. Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at its 2009 Annual Conference held here June 20-24. R. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. Its sole objective is to advance through research. standards writing. air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.000 persons.Gordon V.” Holness said. P.org For Release: June 24. As ASHRAE’s president..E. reduce our dependence upon imported oil . it is through renovation of existing building stock. ventilation.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. Fellow ASHRAE. is an international organization of some 50. publishing and continuing education the arts and sciences of heating. Holness directs the Society’s Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past. Holness. While existing buildings present great challenges. addresses energy efficiency in existing buildings. NE•Atlanta. Grosse Pointe Shores.. 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae.

If ASHRAE is looking to build a sustainable future. where he worked for the renown architectural and engineering organization. the Advocacy Committee and the Steering Committee on Building Information Modeling and Interoperability.and gas and minimize our carbon footprint. He formerly served on the Board of Directors as president-elect. He also is a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom. Holness worked in a London consulting engineering practice for many years before immigrating to Canada. He has served as chair of numerous committees and councils most recently Members Council. serving as chief mechanical engineer. licensed to practice in 42 states and four provinces. treasurer and president.” Holness is a member of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee and the Headquarters Building Renovation Committee.. He is a registered mechanical engineer. vice president and director-at-large. There he worked in a mechanical/electrical consulting engineering company for several years before moving to Detroit. before retiring as chairman emeritus after 32 years for the company. the Journal Paper Award and three ASHRAE Technology Awards. vice president. the Distinguished Service Award. we can see the foundations of that right now. Albert Kahn Associates Inc. ### . Born and educated in England. Holness has received the Exceptional Service Award.

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ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008. is the first standard to address inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems. Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems.org For Release: Sept. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. energy efficiency.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING.ashrae. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle.” Baker said. Maintenance Requirements Outlined in New ASHRAE/ACCA Standard ATLANTA – Maintain to sustain is the name of the game when it comes to saving energy and money in today’s building stocks.org Inspection. “Where maintenance is neglected. 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae. energy costs rise significantly and equipment life drops . noted that inconsistencies exist within the building industry when it comes to inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems. Robert Baker. “Consistent maintenance ensures that energy efficiency remains at design levels. NE•Atlanta. and indoor air quality in commercial buildings. 5. chair of the committee that wrote the standard. with some facilities following rigorous policies while others have adopted a run-to-failure approach. A new standard from ASHRAE and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) will help ensure a consistent minimal level of HVAC&R maintenance and inspection to preserve a system’s ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort.

contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide). The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008. is an international organization of some 50. Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems.” In addition. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. occupant comfort and energy efficiency all suffer. standards writing. much of the information that will be required to prepare the maintenance program can be obtained from building commissioning documents.000 persons. ASHRAE.org/bookstore. which provides a basis for identifying failures. When systems are not maintained. publishing and continuing education. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. ventilation. ASHRAE members). To order. or visit at www. With HVAC&R systems responsible for about 60 percent of site electrical energy use. fax 404-321-5478.ashrae. is $31 ($25. ### . it’s imperative that we provide consistent maintenance and inspection to improve energy efficiency along with thermal comfort and indoor air quality.dramatically. founded in 1894. indoor air quality.

The stimulus package.S.ashrae. office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the bill.org For Release: February 18. which requires states to adopt commercial building codes that meet or exceed the standard’s requirements. focuses on economic stimulus through both tax credits and public-sector spending.8 billion allotted to the Department of Energy.org Economic Stimulus Bill Reinforces Importance of Energy-Saving Standard 90. 2009 Contact: Wendy Angel Public Relations 678-539-1216 wangel@ashrae. “For more than 30 years. with a heavy focus on infrastructure and energy. ASHRAE has set a goal of making the standard 30 percent more stringent over the 1999 version by the 2010 publication. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. ASHRAE Standard 90.” Standard 90. except low-rise residential buildings. governors would be required to work toward implementation of a building energy code at least as stringent as Standard 90. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “Its inclusion in the economic stimulus package demonstrates not only its importance in the building industry. Several provisions are of interest to and could bring news business to the building sector. The 2004 version of the standard is referenced in the U. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 and to develop a plan for achieving 90 percent compliance with the code. Energy Policy Act. and carbon capture and sequestration could result in higher credits in 2009 and 2010 .1 has been one of the building industry’s most important benchmarks for energy efficiency. Standard 90. including provisions for training and enforcement programs.1 provides minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings in the United States. NE•Atlanta.1 ATLANTA—In the economic stimulus package just signed into law by President Obama. Written during the 1970s energy crisis. For states to receive additional funding from the $16.1-2007 and its energy-saving features are recognized through special funding measures.” says ASHRAE President Bill Harrison.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING.1 first was published in 1975 as an effort to cut energy use in buildings. including: Tax credits for the production of renewable energy are extended until at least 2012 Research expenses associated with renewables. but the importance and economic potential of saving energy and promoting energy-efficient technologies. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. conservation.

founded in 1894.The Department of Energy is authorized to provide grants up to 30% of the cost of installation of items such as fuel cells. and combined heat and power systems Department of Energy.ashrae. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy receiving $21.000 persons. please visit www. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. ventilation.org/advocacy. ### . solar. publishing and continuing education. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. geothermal heatpumps. weatherization assistance.4 billion for research. small wind. standards writing. is an international organization of some 50. ASHRAE. with significant focus on emerging industry sectors including energy efficiency and renewable energy Federal agencies are receiving considerable funds for retrofitting and upgrading existing facilities to meet federal energy and water use requirements and alleviate any maintenance backlogs For more information on ASHRAE government affairs. grants and other programs Department of Labor receiving $750 million for job training.

S. 2009. 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle.org For Release: March 31. Under the “State Fiscal Stabilization Fund” up to $48. provides significant funding and financing opportunities to modernize. The guide provides recommendations for achieving 30 percent energy savings over the minimum code requirements of . The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by President Obama on February 17. Refrigerating.ashrae. ASHRAE and other leading building industry organizations have developed the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings. economic recovery stimulus funds. and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) can help schools earn an A+ in achieving that efficiency. An additional $25 billion in eligible bonds also have been authorized.3 billion can be allocated to schools. projects focused on improving energy efficiency can result in long-term savings for school districts. Guidance from The American Society of Heating.org Stimulus Funding for Schools Provides Energy Efficiency Opportunities ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide Provides Simple Tool ATLANTA – As school boards and superintendents develop programs to utilize recent U.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. NE•Atlanta. renovate and repair public schools. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www.

is an international organization of some 50. All of the energy-saving recommendations for each of the eight U.org/freeaedg or print copies may be ordered from the ASHRAE Bookstore at www.S.1-1999. and enhanced teaching opportunities on the environment. publishing and continuing education. ASHRAE. by implementing the recommendations. Details on the stimulus funding for educational facilities can be found on the Department of Education’s Recovery page (http://www. schools may benefit from an improved learning environment. founded in 1894.ashrae.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery). Estimates show that a full 16 percent of schools districts’ controllable costs is spent on energy. ventilation. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. reduced operating costs.ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. Additional recommendations point to other opportunities to incorporate greater savings into the design of the building. reduced environmental and climate impacts.000 persons. Copies of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings are available for free download at www.ashrae. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. More than 14.” ASHRAE President Bill Harrison said. climate zones are summarized in a single table. The recommendations in the guide allow those involved in designing or constructing school buildings to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis.ed.org.### . standards writing.000 free copies of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings were sent to school systems in the United States last spring. “Beyond energy savings.

design.ashrae. according to a study by the Energy Systems Lab at Texas A & M University. A new certification program from ASHRAE helps building owners know they are hiring employees and consultants who know how to take advantage of such strategies. ASHRAE president “Every building. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research.org/certification. 2008 Contact: Wendy Angel Public Relations 678-539-1216 wangel@ashrae.000 persons.” Developed with input from APPA and GSA. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. By earning OPMP certification. it is essential that their energy consumption be reduced. certificants will demonstrate a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and the impact of O&M on HVAC&R systems' performance. new or old. The program will launch at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Chicago in January and will be available via electronic testing centers worldwide starting in March 2009. To do so. ventilation. . the OPMP certification program is intended for those working in facilities operations. 4. we must apply advanced knowledge and skills to building operations. Individuals must meet certain eligibility qualifications to take the exam. ASHRAE certification exams currently available are Healthcare Facility Design Professional and High-Performance Building Design Professional.” says Bill Harrison. must be operated at its own optimum level.ashrae. founded in 1894. is an international organization of some 50. The examination for the OPMP program is $275 for ASHRAE members and $395 for nonmembers. ASHRAE's OPMP certification helps professionals attest that they are well prepared to manage and maintain buildings to fully achieve their potential energy savings.org For Release: Sept. The Operations and Performance Management Professional Certification (OPMP) program helps earners demonstrate their knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and their impact on HVAC&R systems' performance. For more information. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. and for those who have experience in facility operations and performance.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. ASHRAE. please visit www. For more information. management construction. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. publishing and continuing education.org New Professional Certification from ASHRAE Focuses on Facility Operations and Performance ATLANTA – Energy use in buildings can be reduced by 10 to 40 percent by improving operational strategies in buildings. “With buildings using 40 percent of all energy in the United States.org. standards writing. or consulting. please e-mail certification@ashrae. an exam content outline and suggest exam preparation materials. NE•Atlanta.

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” Bill Harrison.65 million.” Jeff Littleton.65 million renovation. it also exemplifies the incredible potential of determined ASHRAE members and the greater ASHRAE community working toward a common goal.” “Not only is the renovation a technology and productivity showcase.ashrae.” . ASHRAE executive vice president said. NE•Atlanta.65 million in equipment and services for the $7. “This renovation represents the largest capital investment in ASHRAE history at $7. Oct. The guests included industry partners who donated nearly $1. said.org For Release: October 23. 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae. “None of this would have been possible without the hard work and commitment from many volunteers and staff involved in the renewal for the last three years.org ASHRAE Hosts Industry Partners at Headquarters Renewal Event ATLANTA – The ribbon is cut. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. the donors have been honored.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. and ASHRAE’s newly renovated sustainability showcase is officially open for business. “More importantly. ASHRAE president. Some 200 people gathered Thursday. for the Headquarter dedication ceremony in Atlanta. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. 23. generous donations by companies and firms have ensured that not only our building will be here for a long time to come but that ASHRAE can continue to provide the sustainable building technology guidance that we are known for.

. Partners also include Aircuity Inc. Daikin Industries Ltd. ASHRAE’s director of strategic technical programs. ### Editors Note: Photos of the event are available upon request. Bruce Hunn. U.. founded in 1894. ITT/Bell & Gossett/James M. GE Power. ventilation.. Carrier Corp. NorthWrite Inc. Dynamic Air Quality Solutions. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating. is an international organization of some 50. Mark H.. Pleasants Co. Southern Company/Georgia Power Company.000 persons. Bill and Margaret Harrison.. and Trane. /Automated Logic Georgia. air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research. Also donating are Allsteel® /Ivan Allen. PolyCon Manufacturing.. and Interface FLOR. ASHRAE. standards writing.S.Major contributors to the Headquarters project include the ASHRAE Foundation. CxGBS. Brandli/design principal for Richard Wittschiebe Hand. ClimateMaster Inc. EBTRON Inc.. . Green Building Council. Automated Logic Corp. publishing and continuing education. Thermal Gas Systems Inc. and VFA Inc.

NEBB. developers. “As the standard setter for sustainable building performance. TABB and the University . The program helps building owners. The program is ideal for individuals given a commissioning role who may not have a building HVAC&R background. operations and maintenance. ASHRAE’s Commissioning Process Management Professional launches in June at the Society’s 2009 Annual Conference in Louisville. operated and maintained according to their operational needs. ASHRAE’s certification program recognizes that people who manage the commissioning process need to have peopleand project-management skills in addition to a level of understanding of building design. Ky. “This is what distinguishes the commissioning program from other HVAC commissioning certifications. SMACNA. tested. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. IESNA.” Bill Harrison. BCA.org ASHRAE Launches Commissioning Certification Program ATLANTA – Just as the commissioning process helps buildings and their systems operate optimally. ASHRAE president. ASHRAE’s newest certification recognizes those with optimal knowledge of the entire building commissioning process. 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae. construction. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. NE•Atlanta.” Developed with input from APPA. installed.ashrae.org For Release: May 24. said. operators and others recognize individuals capable of assuring that building systems and equipment are designed.

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K-12 school buildings. the estimated cost of energy savings is over $600 million. $600 million in energy costs.org For Release: June 24.org Market Transformation Taking Place with Free Advanced Energy Design Guide Downloads ATLANTA – Nine million tons of carbon dioxide. Calculations show that if every guide downloaded resulted in a single building designed to save 30 percent beyond code minimum. The books provide guidance on how to achieve 30 percent energy savings over building code minimum based on ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING. and warehouses and self-storage units.ashrae.000 of the publications have been obtained via free download since January.1-1999. . NE•Atlanta.000 copies in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series now in circulation. REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle. GA 30329-2305•404-636-8400•www. More than 88. That’s the potential savings represented by 100. the estimated energy and carbon savings would be 52 trillion btus and 9 million tons of carbon dioxide. 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae. The series includes publications on small retail and small office buildings. With an average cost of electricity of 5 cents per kwh and gas at $7 per mmbtu.

Department of Energy. Harrold.S.” “IES is pleased to be part of the team developing these important guides. “Hopefully this will help convince skeptics of the value and payback of green building design and that practitioners will take advantage of this excellent resource so that we can move closer to reaching our shared goal of carbon neutral buildings by 2030. P. “The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most-important challenges of our time.E. dependence on non- .S. the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the U. IESNA director of technology. Purnell.The guides are developed by ASHRAE. “ASHRAE is committed to energy optimization and producing guidance that will help move the building industry toward market-viable net-zero energy and carbon neutral buildings.org/freeaedg.” said AIA President Marshall E.. architects and engineers in accomplishing high-performing buildings. including global climate change.” said Rita M. said.ashrae. the American Institute of Architects.” “This is proof positive that there are substantial economic benefits to green building strategies. FAIA.” ASHRAE President Kent Peterson. The downloads are available at www. “The call for these high performing buildings is transforming our industry. and the guidance in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series is useable technology guidance to help owners. Green Building Council. with support from the U. whose success demonstrates that collectively the collaborating organizations are raising awareness about how to achieve energy savings and developing a receptive audience for future guidance on net-zero energy and carbon neutral buildings.

Green Building Council. .” said Rick Fedrizzi. For more information on the Advanced Energy Design Guide series.S. U. AIA and IESNA on the Advanced Energy Design Guide series is part of a critical collaborative effort to provide the industry with the tools it needs to make an immediate and measurable impact.org/aedg. CEO & Founding Chair. “Working with ASHRAE. existing buildings and small health care facilities. President.ashrae.sustainable and expensive sources of energy.” Upcoming publications in the series include 30 percent guidance books for highway lodging. and threats to human health. visit www.