New ASHRAE standards focus on energy efficiency

New ASHRAE standards focus on energy efficiency.

ASHRAE/IES Updates Standards for Existing Building Efficiency

If you’re a contracting business that frequently works with buildings, you should read through the revised standard from ASHRAE and IES that seeks to give greater guidance on retrofitting existing buildings. The focus of these standards is on increasing energy efficiency, according to HPAC Engineering.

Published this week, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, provides comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the processes and procedures for the retrofit of existing residential and commercial buildings in order to achieve greater measured energy efficiency. Appendices are included for life-cycle cost analysis procedures as well as identification of potential energy conservation measures.

“The total primary energy used in both residential and commercial building sectors is expected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration to rise each year for the next several decades in spite of aggressive efficiency improvements in new construction,” Rick Hermans, chair of the Standard 100 committee, said. “In order to reduce the overall impact of energy used by residential and commercial buildings, the existing building stock must become more efficient. This revision to Standard 100 provides the means to accomplish that goal.”

Head over to out sister site, HPAC Engineering, or ASHRAE’s website to read more on these updated standards. How do you think they will impact your business?

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