Durability + Design
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

D+D News

Main News Page


Review Under Way for ASHRAE 90.1 Changes

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Comment | More

ASHRAE announced the launch of public review of proposed changes to the purpose and scope of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 sets minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings except low-rise residential buildings.

 

Among the proposed addenda to the standard issued for public review is addendum aq, which proposes changes to the purpose and scope of the standard. The proposed modification addresses applications not covered in the existing standard scope, such as requirements for laboratories, data-center cooling, and kitchen exhausts. It would also permit the 90.1 committee to address technologies, such as computer equipment and refrigerated casework, and would extend existing requirements for envelope, space cooling, and lighting to a larger group of spaces where energy is consumed.

 

Proposed addendum aq is open for public review until Feb. 2.

“ASHRAE is committed to substantially reducing energy use in buildings,” said Mark Hydeman, vice chairman of the committee. “This addendum is a critical step toward achieving that goal. For example, it requires all cooling and heating equipment that operates under standard conditions to comply with the existing minimum efficiencies of the standard regardless of the facility that they are in. Manufacturing and process environments often operate at much longer hours than office buildings and retail facilities, which served as the basis for the lifecycle cost analysis of the minimum efficiencies.”

Standard 90.1 currently addresses design and construction of buildings. The proposed addendum would add operation and maintenance, which allows incorporation of industry standards such as ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems. The addendum also incorporates utilization of on-site, renewable energy resources.

 

“By including on-site and renewable-energy resources in the scope, an appropriate mechanism was created for future requirements as well as credits for these energy resources not currently provided in the standard,” Hydeman said.

Four other proposed addenda—ar, as, au and av—are open for review until Jan. 19, while a fifth addenda, at, is open until Jan. 4. The addenda are related to lighting and lighting efficiencies.

 

The proposed addenda to ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 are available during their public review period. Those interested in reading or commenting on the addenda can visit the website located at www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.

Another proposed addendum to Standard 90.1 spells out new requirements for cool-roof materials on nonresidential low-slope roofs in most U.S. climate zones. Additional provisions related to air-barrier requirements have been proposed, but have been delayed due to industry challenges.

   

Tagged categories: Energy efficiency; Green building; Sustainability

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
LATICRETE International, Inc.
 
SPARTACOTE Flex PURE Clinical Plus Coatings
 
Equipped with antimicrobial technology, fast-cure systems and high-traction features. Ideal for demanding environments. Customizable colors and textures.
 

 
RCI, Inc.
 
RCI Building Envelope Technology Symposium
 
November 13-14, 2017 | Orlando, Florida | Learn valuable design and repair insights from 20 leading design experts. RCI, Inc. is an AIA LU provider. Learn more.
 

 
A&I Coatings
 
Vitreflon – the hallmark of colour stable protective coatings
 
Vitreflon two pack fluoropolymer coatings display unsurpassed colour and gloss retention making Vitreflon the coating of choice for high value infrastructure and architecture. Contact us today to find out how Vitreflon can outperform on your next project. Vitreflon distributorships available.
 

 
PPG Paints
 
NEW FORMULA! PPG PAINTS™ SEAL GRIP® PRIMER
 
PPG Paints Seal Grip Interior/Exterior Acrylic Universal Primer/Sealer has been reformulated to meet your toughest interior and exterior primer requirements.
VIEW PRODUCT
 

 
Greenbuild
 
Greenbuild and ABX Together in Boston
 
Come to Boston and enjoy a 2 in 1 event! Greenbuild and ABX come together with over 700 exhibitors from the construction and design industry - register today!
 

 
World of Concrete
 
WOC 2018 – Las Vegas, NV
 
Visit the WOC website for more details about the World of Concrete 2018: January 23-26; Seminars 22-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
 

 
Atlas Material Testing Technology
 
Helping You Put Your Products To The Test
 
  • Outdoor Accelerated Weathering
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Accelerated Weathering Instruments

  • www.atlas-mts.com
    atlas.info@ametek.com
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 

© Copyright 2012-2017, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved