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Standard 90.1 User's Manual


The Complete Guide to Using Standard 90.1-2013

This User's Manual provides detailed instruction for the design of commercial and high-rise residential buildings to ensure their compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013.

Developed to minimize multiple interpretations of Standard 90.1, this Manual helps users of Standard 90.1-2013 understand its principles and requirements and how to comply with them. It is written in clear, direct language, and includes measurements and calculations in both I-P and SI units for use with either edition of Standard 90.1-2013.

With sample calculations, application examples, forms to demonstrate compliance, and references to helpful resources and websites, this Manual is intended for architects, engineers, contractors, code officials, and other building professionals, and is also suitable for use in educational programs.

Priced from $115 (Members $98) / 476 pages / 2014

In addition, this Manual

  • offers information on the intent and application of Standard 90.1,
  • illuminates the Standard through the use of abundant sample calculations and examples,
  • streamlines the process of showing compliance, and
  • provides forms to demonstrate compliance.

This Manual also instructs the user in the application of

  • energy simulation programs used in conjunction with the Energy Cost Budget Method of compliance with the Standard and
  • the Performance Rating Method used for calculating building energy performance ratings for certain building rating systems and incentive programs.

This Manual is intended to be useful to numerous types of building professionals, including the following:

  • Architects and engineers who must apply the Standard to the design of their buildings.
  • Plan examiners and field inspectors who must enforce the Standard in areas where it is adopted as code.
  • General and specialty contractors who must construct buildings in compliance with the Standard.
  • Product manufacturers, state and local energy offices, policy groups, utilities, and others.

The Standard

86273.jpgStandard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings has been a benchmark for commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world for more than 35 years.

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