ASHRAE has long been considered a leader in commercial and institutional building design, construction and operation. In 2014, the Society looked at its role in residential, exploring how it can contribute most effectively to the improvement of the performance of residential buildings
The Residential Building Committee (RBC) was created in 2015 and is responsible for identifying major residential trends impacting the practice of HVAC&R, informing the ASHRAE leadership and membership of these trends and their potential impacts, and making recommendations on new activities and policies in response to these trends. The committee will identify, recommend and coordinate relationships with societies and organizations that focus on residential buildings. The committee will also be responsible for implementation of the residential aspects of the Strategic Plan.
What's New with the Residential Building Committee
RBC hosted a 2nd Residential Stakeholders workshop in Alexandria, VA on September 15-16, 2016 immediately following the 2016 IAQA. The workshop, Partners for and Evolving Housing Market, was held at the Old Towne Alexandria Crown Plaza and included a number of stakeholders in the residential market. A report on the findings from the workshop will be posted here once it is completed.
Other Documents of Interest
Committee operations are set by the Rules of the Board (ROB) and by their Manual of Procedures (MOP). This Committee reports to Technology Council.
Manual of Procedures (under development)