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2017 News

ASHRAE Launches New Building Energy Quotient Portal

Dec 13, 2017
-- Program provides a quick energy analysis for building performance --  ATLANTA (Dec. 13, 2017) – ASHRAE announced the recent launch of the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal, which provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score. “The primary goal ...

ASHRAE Earns Prestigious UN Environment Award for Dedication in Advancing Montreal Protocol

Nov 27, 2017  - Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA (Nov. 27, 2017) – ASHRAE has received the prestigious Partnership Award from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UN Environment) Ozone Secretariat for its extraordinary commitment and contribution to the progress and achievements of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete t...

ASHRAE Seeks Additional Comments for Proposed Standard Assessing Moisture Affected Areas, Fungal Contamination of Educational Facilities

Nov 16, 2017
-- Those interested in commenting on the standard may do so until Dec. 25 -- ATLANTA (Nov. 16, 2017) – ASHRAE seeks a second round of public comments on BSR/ASHRAE/IAQA Standard 3210P, Standard for the Assessment of Educational Facilities for Moisture Affected Areas and Fungal Contamination. Standa...

ASHRAE Offers Free Residential and Refrigerants "Mini-Tracks" at AHR Expo

Nov 2, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE will present a series of refrigerant and residential building “mini-track” seminars at the 2018 AHR Expo. The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place Jan. 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held Jan. 22-24 at McCormick Place. To register for th...

ASHRAE Publishes 2017 Version of Thermal Comfort Standard

Oct 25, 2017
Standard 55-2017 now includes calculations from direct solar radiation ATLANTA – The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occup...

ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Modeling Challenge Teams Recognized

Oct 10, 2017
ATLANTA – Five teams competed to design and model a near net-zero energy building on an existing 43,942 square foot office and warehouse during ASHRAE’s third annual LowDown Showdown Modeling Competition. The LowDown Showdown was held in conjunction with the 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysi...

ASHRAE Technical Program for Winter Conference Focuses on Reducing Ecological Impact

Oct 6, 2017
ATLANTA – Reducing the ecological impact of the built environment and integrated design are featured themes in the technical program at ASHRAE's 2018 Winter Conference. The 2018 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 20-24, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. The ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo will be h...

ASHRAE Supports Future of Engineering Innovation as Solar Decathlon Sponsor

Oct 2, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE is proud to be an association sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017, to be held Oct. 5-15 in Denver, Colo. at the 61st & Peña Station on the University of Colorado A line commuter rail connecting Denver International Airport to downtown Union Station. The So...

ASHRAE Calls for Papers for Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, Sept. 26-28, 2018 in Chicago

Sep 26, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA have announced a call for papers for the 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, which will be held Sept. 26-28, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago. This conference will expand on the core subject of energy modeling to include non-energy building performan...

ASHRAE Launches Global Training Center in Dubai

Sep 19, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE celebrated the grand opening of its new Global Training Center in Dubai with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception today. The Global Training Center will serve ASHRAE members and other building systems professionals in the Gulf Region and surrounding areas. "ASHRAE and our member...

ASHRAE Opens Registration for Developing Economies Conference

Sep 12, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE in partnership with ASHRAE India and the Delhi Chapter of ISHRAE has announced that registration is open for the Developing Economies Conference, Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, in Delhi, India. The conference theme “Trends, Opportunities and Challenges for the Built Environment in Developin...

Registration Opens for the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference

Sep 5, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE is pleased to announce registration is now open for its 2018 Winter Conference, to be held in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 20-24, at the Palmer House Hilton. Registration is also open for the AHR Expo, Jan. 22-24 at McCormick Place, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, ...

ASHRAE Announces Return of Popular LowDown Showdown Building Competition

Aug 16, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE is pleased to announce the return of the LowDown Showdown competition, the most highly anticipated event of the Building Performance Analysis Conference, which will take place in Atlanta, Ga., from Sept. 27-29. The Showdown seeks to broaden the industry’s ability to engage architec...

ASHRAE Announces Call For Papers For International Conference on Efficient Building Design

Aug 15, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its Third International Conference on Efficient Building Design, Oct. 3-4, 2018 in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference, organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Lebanese Chapter, the Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources and the Dep...

ASHRAE Assists College Students with Tuition through Society Scholarships

Aug 14, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $164,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. “The ASHRAE Society scholarship program was launched to both encourage and reward students who pursue STEM education and demonstrate active engagement in innovative research, w...

ASHRAE Issues 1,000th BACnet Vendor ID

Aug 11, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE, a global leader in Standards development for building efficiency, has assigned its 1,000th vendor ID for its building automation and control networking protocol (BACnet). This milestone is a tangible example of the Society’s strong position as a worldwide leader in providing resou...

ASHRAE Releases New Edition of Principles of HVAC Textbook

Aug 7, 2017
-- Eighth edition of textbook updated based on the 2017 ASHRAE Handbook -- ATLANTA – ASHRAE has released an updated eighth edition of Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. The textbook is ASHRAE’s recommended text for HVAC instruction and presents the fundamental concepts for HVA...

ASHRAE Certifications Recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as Meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Aug 3, 2017
ATLANTA – Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG). The certifications achieved DOE r...

ASHRAE Announces Inaugural Course Schedule for New Global Training Center for Building Excellence in Dubai

Aug 1, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE announced today the inaugural course schedule for its new Global Training Center for Building Excellence in Dubai, with HVAC Design Essentials slated as the first planned training opportunity. The course will run from Sept. 10 – 13. The creation of the ASHRAE Global Training Center...

ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment on Guideline to Minimize Legionellosis in Water Building Systems

Jul 28, 2017
-- Those interested in commenting on the guideline may do so from July 28 – Sept. 11 -- ATLANTA – ASHRAE is seeking public comment on Guideline 12-2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, which is now open for a 45-day public review until Sept. 11. Those in...

ASHRAE Sets Technical Program for Building Performance Analysis Conference in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 27-29

Jul 13, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE is pleased to announce the technical program for its upcoming Building Performance Analysis Conference, which will take place in Atlanta, Ga., from Sept. 27-29. “Our goal is to serve practitioners by providing the most up-to-date best practices, work flows and processes required t...

CMS Issues Directive Requiring Medicare Certified Healthcare Facilities to Implement and Maintain Legionella-Prevention Policies

Jul 6, 2017
Encourages facilities to utilize ASHRAE Standard 188 which establishes Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems -- ATLANTA – To reduce cases of Legionnaires’ disease in health care facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare c...

ASHRAE and AFS Strengthen Partnership with Signing of New MoU Agreement

Jun 30, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship. The MoU was signed by 2016-2017 ASHRAE President Tim Wentz and AFS Chair Dr. Christine Sun as part of the ASHRAE Annual Confer...

ASHRAE Announces Formation of New European Region and Supporting Agreements with European Societies at Annual Conference

Jun 28, 2017
--New region and agreements highlight host of announcements made during presidential address-- ATLANTA – As part of its commitment to extend the Society’s global reach and better support its membership, ASHRAE announced the formation of a new ASHRAE Region in Europe – Region XIV, which will begin J...

ASHRAE Announces New President, Officers and Directors for 2017-2018

Jun 26, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers and directors during its Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., which was held June 24-28. ASHRAE’s new president is Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE. At his inaugural presidential address, Olesen announced h...

ASHRAE Celebrates Contributions, Achievements of More Than 100 Members at the 2017 Long Beach Annual Conference

Jun 24, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements of 111 selfless members and their contributions to furthering energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry during the 2017 Annual Conference. A list of the awards and their recipients are belo...

CDC Report: Health Care Facility Patients at Risk for Legionnaires' Disease

Jun 6, 2017
--ASHRAE Standard 188 helps develop water management programs to reduce Legionella in buildings-- ATLANTA – More than 76 percent of Legionnaires’ disease cases acquired from Legionella exposure in health care facilities can be particularly harsh, including possible fatal risks to patients, accordin...

ASHRAE Responds to U.S. Paris Accord Announcement

Jun 2, 2017
ATLANTA – The recent decision to withdrawal the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord does not change or alter ASHRAE's commitment to accelerate the transformation to a more sustainable global built environment. "Our member-established mission underscores our mandate to serve humanity and create ...

Last Call for ASHRAE Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Savings

May 22, 2017
--Advance registration savings end Monday, June 12-- ATLANTA – The last day to save on 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference registration fees is Monday, June 12. This four-day conference is well known for bringing industry experts and professionals together for high-level educational content and networ...

ASHRAE Learning Institute Announces Course Offerings for 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

May 2, 2017
-- "Complying with Standard 90.1-2016: HVAC/Mechanical" Headlines Field of 10 Courses -- ATLANTA – The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has announced the 10 courses that will be offered during ASHRAE’s 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif. The headlining topic is "Complying with Standard 90....

ICC partnership with ASHRAE, AIA, USGBC and IES Means Higher Performing Buildings will be Easier to Achieve

Apr 27, 2017
--Resulting integrated document will become the 2018 version of the International Green Construction Code-- ATLANTA – A unified green building code that could become the foundation for LEED certification was created in 2011, thanks to a partnership among ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC...

ASHRAE and IOR Sign Agreement of Understanding

Apr 10, 2017
ASHRAE and IOR Strengthen Partnership with Signing of New MoU Agreement Shown signing the agreement are Tim Wentz, ASHRAE President (left) and Stephen Gill, IOR President (right). ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Instit...

ASHRAE Members Earn National Recognition as “New Faces of Engineering”

Apr 6, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE announces recipients of the professional and college editions of DiscoverE’s New Faces of Engineering program, a national initiative designed to identify highly talented, up-and-coming engineers.    The competition’s professional edition recognizes the outstanding talents, skill...

ASHRAE Enhances eLearning Catalog, Launches New Courses on Professional Ethics and Controlling Moisture in Buildings

Mar 29, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has added two new courses to its eLearning Center catalog – “Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer” and “School of Hard Knocks: Controlling Moisture & Humidity in Buildings.” The “Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer” course provides an overview...

ASHRAE Awards More Than $118,000 to Fund 26 Undergraduate Projects in Eight Countries

Mar 24, 2017
--Announces 2017 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grant Recipients-- ATLANTA – ASHRAE announced today its 2017 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants – which encompasses a group of 26 undergraduate projects led by students from around the world who are poised to continue ASHRAE’s commitment of shap...

ASHRAE Goes West, Takes Annual Conference to Long Beach, Calif. June 24-28

Mar 22, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE is pleased to host industry professionals and experts at its upcoming Annual Conference from June 24-28. The five-day event boasts eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. dditionally, ...

ASHRAE Webcast Registration Now Open for April 20 Broadcast

Mar 20, 2017
-- Registration is required to view the free webcast -- ATLANTA – Registration for the 2017 ASHRAE Webcast, “Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performance,” is now open at www.ashrae.org/webcast. There is no fee for registration. The webcast will broadcast live on April 20, 2017, f...

ASHRAE Announces Registration Open for International Conference on Refrigeration in Marine and Off-Shore Fisheries

Mar 9, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE in partnership with other international organizations has announced that registration is open for the conference on Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Marine and Off-Shore Fisheries Sectors, April 6-8, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference is co-organized...

Former ASHRAE President Thomas Watson Awarded Institute of Refrigeration’s J&E Hall Gold Medal

Mar 7, 2017
ATLANTA – Thomas Watson, a former ASHRAE president and retired chief engineer at Daikin Applied, recently received the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) J&E Hall Gold Medal Award for his ground-breaking work to improve the efficiency of chillers and industrial heat pumps. Watson’s work included ...

ASHRAE and KFAS Sign Agreement of Understanding

Mar 3, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining how the two groups will work together to promote mutual advancement in several areas of common interest. Under the agreement, ASHRAE and KFAS will look fo...

ASHRAE Revises Energy Auditor Certification to Meet DOE Guidelines

Feb 27, 2017
ATLANTA –  ASHRAE announces revised requirements for its energy auditor certification, Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). The revised requirements, which will take effect Thursday, March 16, 2017, will provide earners with recognition by United States government agencies for contracts ...

ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2018 Winter Conference, January 20 - 24, Chicago

Feb 23, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago, IL, January 20-24 at the Palmer House Hilton. This conference includes tracks on what ASHRAE is most known for – standards, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, tracks on industry trends in...

Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

Feb 14, 2017
ATLANTA – More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program. An update on the prelimin...

Las Vegas Proves Big Winner for ASHRAE, AHR Expo and Industry

Feb 9, 2017
Editors Note: Photographs from the Conference are available upon request. ATLANTA – The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo saw record attendance with industry collaboration a strong focus of the events. The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference took place Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace with t...

U.S. District Court Ruling Allows Continued Excellence in Development of Public Health and Safety Standards

Feb 8, 2017
Court grants summary judgment to standard development organizations working to preserve process vital to protecting the public  Washington, D.C. – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Hon. Tanya S. Chutkan) has issued a ruling that will support federal, state and local g...

ASHRAE Recognizes Members for Outstanding Industry and Society Achievements

Jan 28, 2017
ATLANTA – Fifty-five people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2017 Winter Conference, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, in Las Vegas, Nev. Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in ...

ASHRAE Announces Delhi, India as Site for 2017 Developing Economies Conference

Jan 24, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced that its second Developing Economies Conference will take place Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, in Delhi, India.  The conference addresses the challenges developing countries face in infrastructure and urbanization as well as air pollution, refrigerant phasedown and lack of tra...

ASHRAE Seeks Practitioners and Designers for 2017 Building Performance Conference Activities

Jan 20, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition. The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The modeling competition is part of t...

ASHRAE Celebrates 35 Years of Technology Awards

Jan 19, 2017
Editors Note: Photos available of winning projects. ATLANTA – For 35 years, the ASHRAE Technology Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in the innovative designs of buildings in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation. This year, a vivarium, training lab...

User’s Manual for 2016 IAQ Standard Published by ASHRAE

Jan 12, 2017
ATLANTA – A manual to help users navigate the changes in ASHRAE’s 2016 ventilation standard is now available. The User’s Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, provides information on the requirements of the standard and includes tables, illustrati...

2016 Versions of ASHRAE Refrigerant Standards Published

Jan 4, 2017
ATLANTA – The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added. ANSI/ASHRAE 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and its sister standard, ANSI/ASHRAE 34, Designation and Safety Classificat...

ASHRAE Announces Topics for New Building Performance Analysis Conference

Jan 3, 2017
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced the topics and a call for presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference. This year’s conference addresses energy modeling, the core topic of the past four conferences, and expanded subject matt...