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Implementing Standard 189.1-2014 for High-Performance Green Buildings

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Course Length: 6 hours

This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program:

Based on Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, this course provides a summary of the Standard’s specifications for minimum requirements in the design, construction, and plans for operation of high-performance, green buildings.  

The Standard applies to new buildings and their systems, new portions of buildings and their systems, and new systems and equipment in existing buildings. The course covers the topical areas of water use efficiency, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, site sustainability, and a building’s impact on the atmosphere.

The Standard has a goal of establishing mandatory criteria in all topical areas, providing simple compliance options, and the complement of green building rating programs for Standard 189.1. The Standard has continually evolved since the original release as Standard 189.1-2009, and one key feature of this course is to provide updates on the changes since the last full release in 2011.

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the basic requirements of Standard 189.1; understand the background that led to the development of these requirements; and become familiar with how to apply the requirements in the Standard to new commercial buildings and major renovation projects. 

Recommended Reference

ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

Course Instructor

Thomas Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

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