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The Building Project

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Owner's Project Information

pdf_icon.png  Owner's Project Schedule

pdf_icon.png  Owner's Project Requirements

The design team was administered by a committee of ASHRAE volunteer experts.

More Information on the Building Project:

Watch a two-part series on planning and executing a successful commercial net-zero energy retrofit featuring ASHRAE, AIA New York Committee on the Environment and the Building Energy Exchange:

Part 1: Designing for Net Zero

September 29th, 9-10:30am EST
For the first session of this two-part series, we’ve invited two core members of the project team, Greg Walker, Partner at Houser Walker Architecture, and Ginger Scoggins, Building Ad-hoc Committee Chair at ASHRAE, to expand on the collaborative design process that helped to define project requirements and ensure for a project that exemplified ASHRAE’s core sustainability commitments.

Ginger Scoggins, Chair, Building Ad-hoc Committee, ASHRAE
Greg Walker, Partner, Houser Walker Architecture

Part 2: Energy Modeling for Net Zero

October 1st, 9-10:30am EST
For the second session of this two-part series, join Stanton Stafford, Managing Principal at Integral Group, and Shreshth Nagpal, Principal at Elementa Engineering, for a deep dive into the energy modeling and design analytics required to verify the project’s net-zero energy status and ensure that the project team delivered on stringent sustainability and occupant health and wellness objectives.

For energy modeling engineers and other technical professionals– this session is not to be missed!

Stanton Stafford, Managing Principal, Integral Group
Shreshth Nagpal, Principal, Elementa Engineers

The Project, the Vision and the Goals


ASHRAE's Global Headquarters Renovation Project: A Case Study

A seminar presented at the 2020 Orlando ASHRAE Winter Conference

ASHRAE's Global Headquarters, located in Technology Park in Peachtree Corners, is a 1970's era 66,000 sq. ft. building that has been remodeled into a high-efficient, net-zero-ready facility to become ASHRAE's worldwide headquarters. View the Seminar 

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pdf_icon.png Planning

The Systems

pdf_icon.png HVAC System Updates

pdf_icon.png Rooftop PV Generation Potential

The Concepts

pdf_icon.png Water Conservation Opportunities

pdf_icon.png Building Envelope

pdf_icon.png Thermal Comfort

pdf_icon.png Atrium Concepts

pdf_icon.png Resiliency Updates

Information in these PDFs were provided to ASHRAE by McLennan Design, Houser Walker Architecture and the Integral Group as part of Design Charettes that took place in April 2019. Images and concepts within the documents represent the project options at that time and may be copyrighted.

ASHRAE Documents Referenced

ASHRAE publications to be used in the planning/construction of the building.

The project shall exceed:

ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2016 -- Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016 -- Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017 -- Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

It is highly desirable that the project exceed:

2018 International Green Construction Code (IGCC) - incorporating ANSI/ASHRAE/ICC/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1

Advanced Energy Design series:

Advanced Energy Design Guides - a series of guides to provide a cost effective approach to achieve advanced levels of energy savings - 30%, 50% and Zero Energy usage.