Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

Complying with Standard 90.1-2016: Envelope/Lighting

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Course Length: 3 hours

This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program:
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ASHRAE’s Standards 90.1-2010 and 90.1-2013 together produce almost 40% energy savings from the 2004 version, with the envelope and lighting requirements contributing substantially to these reductions. This course focuses on the importance of the recent changes in the lighting and envelope requirements and how they reduce loads on the HVAC systems and on overall energy use. Topics include the significant new mandatory requirements for air barriers and daylighting.

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a ruling that establishes Standard 90.1-2016 Energy Standard for Buildings as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes. The 2016 update of Standard 90.1 contains 8.5% source energy savings, 7.6% site energy savings, and more than 100 changes from the 2013 version.

This course is highly interactive and includes several in-class exercises with problems that participants can solve individually or in teams. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their laptops. This course is targeted at design professionals, code officials and building owners.

Course Instructor

Joseph Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP >>

Additional Information

All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development ( or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > Learning Portal to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.