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DOE Publishes Analysis of Standard 90.1-2013, Requests Public Comment
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a preliminary analysis of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 "Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings", and is seeking public comment on this analysis, its conclusions, and the submission of other relevant data and information.
Comments, data, and information must be submitted to DOE by May 12, 2014. To view the full analysis please click here.
HUD, USDA Publish Preliminary Determination on Standard 90.1-2007, 2009 IECC
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have jointly issued a preliminary determination that ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007 "Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings" and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) would not negatively affect the availability and affordability of housing covered by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007.
HUD and USDA invite public comment on this preliminary determination. Comments are due by May 30, 2014. To view the full preliminary determination please click here.