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Residential Buildings Committee (RBC)

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The Residential Buildings Committee (RBC) is responsible for identifying major residential trends impacting the practice of HVAC&R, informing the ASHRAE leadership and membership of these trends and their potential impacts, and making recommendations on new activities and policies in response to these trends. The committee will identify, recommend and coordinate relationships with societies and organizations that focus on residential buildings.

RBC meets at the ASHRAE Winter and Annual Conferences and holds two to three web meetings throughout the remainder of the year. To receive periodic information and announcements from RBC, please sign up for the committee’s listserve here.

Residential Resources:

New! ASHRAE Journal Podcast Episode 25: Residential Buildings: Energy Efficiency, Decarbonization and Standard 90.2
Join Rachel Romero, P.E., Member ASHRAE; Theresa Weston, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE; and Philip W. Fairey, Life Member ASHRAE, as they talk residential applications and ASHRAE’s contributions to the residential space. The discussion also includes insights into ASHRAE Standards 90.2 and 62.2, IEQ, resiliency, and decarbonization in residential buildings... View Podcast

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The ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program provides ASHRAE Chapters with lecturers equipped to speak on relevant subjects of interest to ASHRAE members and guests without incurring huge costs. The DL program includes a number of residential topics. To learn more about the DL program click here.

The ASHRAE Handbook is published in a series of four volumes, available in I-P (Inch-Pound) or SI (System International) units of measurement. Residential topics covered in the Handbook include:  residential cooling and heating load calculations, residential space conditioning, residential in-space heating equipment, and more.   

  • To learn more about the ASHRAE Handbook click here
  • To purchase the Handbook in the ASHRAE online bookstore click here
  • To subscribe to a complete set of PDFs through the Tech Portal click here
  • To subscribe to or Access ASHRAE Handbook Online click here

ASHRAE has assembled considerable guidance for residential buildings on the Covid-19 pandemic. 
>> To access that information click here

NRDC | An Energy Standard That Also Limits Carbon | August 8, 2023
ASHRAE Standard 90.2 now sets carbon emission limits for housing.