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Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013: HVAC/Mechanical

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Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013: HVAC/Mechanical ES Practices

  • 06 Nov 2018
  • Online


Course Description

This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program:
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The 2013 update of Standard 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings is a major revision, containing more than 100 changes from the 2010 version. Together, Standards 90.1-2010 and 90.1-2013 produce almost 40% energy savings from the 2004 version. By substantially surpassing the Standard 2013 requirements, buildings should achieve well over 40% energy savings.

Design professionals, code officials and building owners must keep up with the new, more stringent requirements to comply with the quickly evolving Standard 90.1-2013. This course describes the new and updated Mandatory and Prescriptive requirements for HVAC and Service Water Heating systems, along with insights on how to comply during building design and construction.

In 2007, ASHRAE determined that the 2010 version of Standard 90.1 would show a 30% reduction in energy use when compared to the 2004 edition. The 2013 edition added an 8.5% source energy savings and 7.6% site energy savings, for a total of nearly 40% below that required for a 2004-compliant building. The U.S. Department of Energy issued a ruling that establishes Standard 90.1-2013 Energy Standard for Buildings as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.

Recommended References: Standard 90.1-2013 (I-P or SI); Standard 90.1-2013 User's Manual

Course Instructors

McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP