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2016 News

New Duct Sizing Calculator Available

Dec 20, 2016
ATLANTA – A new duct sizing calculator from ASHRAE and the Air Distribution Institute (ADI) allows HVAC air distribution system designers to more accurately size ducts, especially flex ducts under varying amounts of compression, based on research results. The Duct Size Calculator is a quick referen...

Smart Grid Standard Adopted by International Organization for Standardization

Dec 14, 2016
ATLANTA – A smart grid standard published earlier this year by ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has been approved as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard. ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201-2016, Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM)...

Overview of New Classes of Refrigerants Offered at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference

Dec 5, 2016
ATLANTA – More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases. A review of the new classes of lower global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants within the context of legac...

Free Residentially-Focused Sessions Offered by ASHRAE at AHR Expo

Nov 29, 2016
ATLANTA – An in-depth look at ASHRAE’s work in the residential market as well as guidance on several aspects of residential design is offered in four free seminars at the 2017 AHR Expo. The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace with the co-sponsored AHR Expo bei...

Revised Residential Energy Standard Open for Industry Input

Nov 16, 2016
ATLANTA – Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and IES are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark. The resi...

Changes to Commissioning Requirements Proposed for Green Building Standard

Nov 15, 2016
ATLANTA – Changes to the commissioning requirements in Standard 189.1 that would increase its ability to support achieving high performance green buildings are open for public input. Published by ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the I...

Sessions on Low GWP Refrigerants Featured at ASHRAE Conference

Nov 2, 2016
ATLANTA – In light of recent action by 197 countries agreeing to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) globally, industry experts will share guidance on how to incorporate low global warming potential refrigerants at the ASHRAE 2017 Wi...

ASHRAE/IES Publish 2016 Energy Efficiency Standard

Oct 26, 2016
ATLANTA – Numerous energy savings measures resulting from industry input are contained in the newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, contains 125 addenda pu...

Online Thermal Comfort Compliance Tool Included in New ASHRAE User's Manual

Oct 21, 2016
ATLANTA – A new User’s Manual for ASHRAE’s thermal comfort standard provides an overview for new users while also including more detailed information for those more familiar with its requirements. The User’s Manual, based on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human O...

ASHRAE Commends Montreal Protocol Amendment to Phase Down HFCs

Oct 19, 2016
ATLANTA – ASHRAE commends the governments involved in the adoption of the HFC amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will result in a global phase down of production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The agreement was signed earlier this week. The move comes as ASHRAE and leading U....

CIBSE and ASHRAE mark 40th Anniversary with Historic Agreement

Oct 13, 2016
LONDON – ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have signed a partnership agreement to mark the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Editors Note: A photo of the signing is available. Meeting in London to celebrate 40 years since the Institute of Heating and ...

Bids Solicited for First Project in ASHRAE Flammable Refrigerants Research Program

Oct 11, 2016
ATLANTA – Balancing the safety of flammable refrigerants with their impact on the environment requires an immense amount of information. To provide such needed data, ASHRAE is launching the initial project in a multi-million dollar research program that will establish a more robust fact base about ...

ASHRAE Scholarships Provide Financial Assistance for 33 Students

Sep 28, 2016
ATLANTA – Thirty-three students receiving scholarship funds from ASHRAE are joining more than 300 others who have received financial assistance from the Society over the years. The students are accepting $164,000 worth of financial assistance for the 2016-17 school year. Over the course of 28 years...

ASHRAE Congratulates U.S. House Members on Passage of Career and Technical Education Legislation

Sep 14, 2016
ATLANTA – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives took a major step forward in overwhelmingly passing the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R.5587), which would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act through Fiscal Y...

Data Center Standard Published by ASHRAE

Sep 13, 2016
ATLANTA – A newly published energy standard for data centers features a performance based approach that is more flexible and accommodating of innovative changes that rapidly occur in design, construction and operations in that industry. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.4-2016, Energy Standard for Data Cente...

A Winning Hand: ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference, AHR Expo in Las Vegas

Sep 8, 2016
ATLANTA – When it comes to opportunities for professional development, networking and access to the latest technology, ASHRAE has stacked the deck in favor of its 2017 Winter Conference and AHR Expo taking place in Las Vegas. The Conference dates are Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace with the Expo b...

British Columbia, California, Florida and Regina Teams Top Winners in ASHRAE Student Design Competitions

Aug 31, 2016
ATLANTA – Students from eight countries put their engineering skills to the test to design and select systems for a government building in China, as well as for a competition requiring them to “think globally, act locally.” Both competitions are held by ASHRAE. The 2016 Student Design Competition ...

ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Modeling Challenge Teams Recognized

Aug 24, 2016
ATLANTA – Eight teams in the second annual ASHRAE Lowdown Showdown worked to find the right dose of designing and modeling to get a health care facility to net zero or below. The ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference took place Aug. 10-12 in Salt Lake City, Ut...

ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers

Aug 12, 2016
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has named nine new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities and speak on relevant topics that impact the built environment industry. This marks the 17th year of the Distinguished Lecturer Program, with over 2,000 lectures given since the program b...

ASHRAE Standard to Provide Unity in Rating Systems Open for Public Comment

Aug 8, 2016
ATLANTA – Several proposed changes to a standard that will address energy performance in rating programs are open for public comment. ASHRAE Standard 214P, Standard for Determining and Expressing Building Energy Performance in a Rating Program, will provide a standardized approach for determining a...

Proposed ASHRAE/ACCA Standard for Energy Audits Open for Public Comment

Aug 5, 2016
ATLANTA – A proposed joint standard from ASHRAE and ACCA establishes consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits is open for a 45-day American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review. ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211P, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits, is open fo...

ASHRAE IAQ 2016 Conference Announces Keynote Speakers, Technical Program Preview and Early Bird Registration Deadline

Jul 28, 2016
ATLANTA – The keynote speakers for the IAQ 2016 Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices Conference have been announced. The conference, co-organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, takes place Sept. 12-14, 2016, in Alexandria, Va., at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria. The Early Bi...

Building Performance Analysis Focus of ASHRAE 2017 Modeling Conference

Jul 27, 2016
ATLANTA – The need for practical building modeling applications along with the need to transform the design approach to a collaborative process from a sequential process will be explored in an upcoming specialty conference organized by ASHRAE. The 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conferenc...

ASHRAE Reaches Highest Membership in 14 Years

Jul 25, 2016
ATLANTA – ASHRAE, long known for its contributions to the built environment technology industry, now boasts more than 56,000 members. ASHRAE membership is individual based, reflecting the Society’s diverse representation of building system design and industrial processes professionals around the w...

ASHRAE Wraps UP 2016 Annual Conference

Jul 8, 2016
ATLANTA – St. Louis served as the gateway to the future of HVAC&R as host to the ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference, held there June 25-29. Nearly 1,800 people attended. Installed as ASHRAE president at the Conference was 2016-17 president Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, associate professor...

Technical Program Set for ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference

Jul 8, 2016
ATLANTA – The technical program has been set for the ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference. The conference takes place Aug. 10-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Early bird registration ends July 11, and hotel reservations are due July 15. For complete information, v...

ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors

Jun 27, 2016
ST. LOUIS – ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2016-17 at its Annual Meeting held here June 25-29. The new president is Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, associate professor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. As ASHRAE’s president, Wentz chairs the Society’s Board of Di...

Outstanding Achievements Recognized at ASHRAE’s Annual Conference

Jun 25, 2016
ST. LOUIS — Ninety-two people were recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the built environment industry at the Society’s 2016 Annual Conference held here June 25-29. Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award Steven T. Taylor, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, receives the Lou...

ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2017 Annual Conference, June 24-28, Long Beach

Jun 23, 2016
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., June 24-28, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. This conference includes tracks that demonstrate the benefits of net zero energy and ways to achieve that goal in the design and operation of building...

ASHRAE Co-organizes International Conference on Refrigeration in Mobile Marine and Fisheries Sectors

Jun 21, 2016
ATLANTA -- To address the replacement of HCFC-22 refrigerant in the mobile marine sector, ASHRAE is partnering with other international organizations to organize a conference titled “Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Mobile Marine and Fisheries Sectors.” The conference takes p...

ASHRAE 2016 Handbook Focuses on HVAC Systems and Equipment

Jun 20, 2016
ATLANTA – Revisions to the majority of chapters, including major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling, are included in the newly published 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment. The volume discusses various systems and the equipment, components or assembli...

Three ASHRAE Professional Certifications Earn ANSI Accreditation

Jun 15, 2016
ATLANTA – Three ASHRAE certifications have received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), joining the High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification that was accredited last year. Accreditation was approved May 23 for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Asses...

Home Smart Home: Residential Smart Building Devices Examined at ASHRAE Conference

Jun 13, 2016
ATLANTA – While the data derived from smart devices benefits homeowners in many ways, with convenience topping the list, the devices shouldn’t be so complicated that they outsmart the people using them. The use of devices and data insights is examined in a seminar at the ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conferen...

ASHRAE Celebrates High Performance Buildings Week

Jun 9, 2016
ATLANTA – High performance buildings play a central role in solving some of the nation’s most pressing challenges. Members of the High Performance Building Coalition work with members of Congress during High Performance Building Week to expand awareness of the importance of high performance buildi...

ASHRAE Legionella Standard Serves as Basis for New CDC Toolkit

Jun 7, 2016
ATLANTA – Guidance from an ASHRAE standard regarding development and implementation of a water management program to reduce building risk for legionella is the basis of a new toolkit by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The toolkit, “Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella ...

Smart Grid Standard Published: Key Piece Supporting Modernization of Global Grid

Jun 3, 2016
ATLANTA – The smart grid effort underway around the globe will transform the fundamental structure of the grid by combining an intelligence infrastructure with the grid, which will enable two-way flow of both information and electricity. A key piece needed to support that modernization and transfor...

ASHRAE, AHRI, DOE Partner to Fund Flammable Refrigerant Research

Jun 2, 2016
$5.2 million program will help accelerate updating of model building codes ATLANTA – ASHRAE, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are collaborating to fund vital research that will establish a more robust fact base about the prop...

Papers Sought for ASHRAE Conference on Energy, Indoor Environment in Hot Climates

Jun 1, 2016
ATLANTA – Papers are being sought for a conference focused on energy and indoor air quality in humid and arid hot climates. Organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter and Qatar University, the Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place Feb....

ASHRAE Certification, Course Recognized in Federal Building Personnel Professional Development

May 19, 2016
ATLANTA – Personnel who work at U.S. federal buildings can now include their ASHRAE certification and an ASHRAE course in their professional development plan. ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP), and Operations & Performance ...

ASHRAE and AFE Sign Agreement of Understanding

May 17, 2016
Editors Note: A photo of the signing is available. ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Association of Facilities Engineering recently signed a memorandum of understanding, which outlines how the two groups can work together toward promotion of common endeavors. Under the agreement, ASHRAE and AFE will look fo...

Importance of Resiliency in Buildings Codes/Standards Stressed at White House Event

May 10, 2016
ATLANTA – Helping buildings and their systems withstand and recover from natural disasters requires a lot of technical knowledge. Fortunately, ASHRAE has dozens of resources available to help designers make buildings more resilient. The Society took part in today’s White House Conference on Resilie...

Rail Passenger Vehicle Guideline Published by ASHRAE

May 9, 2016
ATLANTA – A consistent approach to the design and application of HVAC for rail passenger vehicles is provided in a newly published guideline from ASHRAE.  “Guideline 23-2016, Guideline for the Design and Application of HVAC Equipment for Rail Passenger Vehicles, was developed in response to a nee...

Proposed ASHRAE Data Center Standard Open for Fourth Public Comment Period

May 4, 2016
ATLANTA – Industry input is being sought for the fourth public review of a proposed data center standard from ASHRAE. ASHRAE Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers, would establish the minimum energy efficiency requirements of data centers for design and construction and for creation of...

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference Spotlights Practical Application

May 3, 2016
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a preliminary technical program for the ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference. The conference takes place Aug. 10-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For complete information, visit www.ashrae.org/simbuild2016. The conference focuses on ...