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ASHRAE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and follows ANSI's requirements for due process and standards development.

ASHRAE's standards writing is a transparent process based on involvement from a broad spectrum of interested parties.

ASHRAE Standards Actions are issued regularly and sent to any interested party via a free listserve and are published online. Standards Actions contains notices of public review drafts open for comment, calls for members on ASHRAE committees, and other other announcements relevant to theASHRAE standards process.

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Public Review-Call for Comments

Constructive comments are invited for the following:

30-day Public Review from March 27, 2015 to April 26, 2015:

  • 2nd Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Addendum e to
    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

This proposed addendum modifies Section 8, Operation and Maintenance, incorporating calibration requirements for airflow monitoring sensors and systems and harmonizes Table 8.4.1 (Minimum Maintenance Activity and Frequency) with ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2012, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial-Building HVAC Systems

  • 1st Public Review BSR/ASHRAE Addendum h to ANSI/ASHRAE to
    Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

Combined exhaust/supply terminations are regularly specified and provided with heating and energy recovery ventilators (H/ERVs). Their use reduces building penetrations, labor, and associated system costs. Air leakage can also be reduced, resulting in space conditioning energy savings. The durability of the structure can be improved through reducing entry pathways for bulk water. Combined terminations are regularly approved and installed in single family and multifamily dwelling units, and manufacturer tests have shown that minimum cross-contamination of airflow results. There is currently no industry standard to test these units, so we have simply proposed that their performance be verified by the manufacturer.

  • 1st Public Review BSR/ASHRAE Addendum j to ANSI/ASHRAE to
    Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

To date, no multifamily homes of even 2+ units has been able to get credit for any infiltration. This proposed change is to allow horizontally-attached single family homes to take a reduced infiltration credit, proportional to the percentage of exterior surface area that is not common. Firerated common walls typically have similar airtightness to other exterior walls, so this is a reasonable approximation of the effect of infiltration on attached housing.

  • 1st Public Review BSR/ASHRAE Addendum k to ANSI/ASHRAE to
    Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

This proposed addendum creates a compliance path based on the use of recirculated air that has been filtered to reduce exposure in the interior of the building to particulate matter not exceeding 2.5 microns. It allows for a reduction in the required amount of whole-building ventilation needed to show compliance with the standard when the filtration requirements in the addenda are satisfied. This reduction in whole- building ventilation is in the form of a 'credit' associated with filtration of what would otherwise be exhausted air that can be used to reduce the amount of whole building ventilation that otherwise would be required by Section 4.1 of the standard.

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Addendum b to
    ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2015, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings

This addendum modifies the mandatory requirement for peak load reduction.

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Addendum c to
    ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2015, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings

This addendum is intended to reference ASHRAE Standard 202 Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, thus basing commissioning on an industry standard.

  • 2nd Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Addendum by to
    ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2015, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings

This addendum proposes changes to provide a higher level of indoor moisture control that currently required in the standard by addressing air leakage with more stringency that the current requirements.

 

45-day Public Review from March 27, 2015 to May 11, 2015

  • 1st Public Review of ASHRAE Guideline 24-2008R,
    Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

This proposed revision of ASHRAE Guideline 24-2008. While roles and requirements in the guideline are written with the intent of providing acceptable IAQ in low -rise residential buildings, the much broader purpose of this guideline is to provide information on achieving better IAQ in all types of dwelling units.

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Addendum i to
    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

It is well-recognized that there are differences between balanced and unbalanced ventilation, and there are also studies that suggest that there are benefits to distribution of ventilation air. This proposed addendum would serve to adjust ventilation flow rates based on these characteristics..

 

Review Process

Public Review Drafts can be accessed by going to ASHRAE’s Standards, Research & Technology/Public Review Drafts web page and following the instructions to access the online comment database, or click on the following link: ASHRAE's Standards, Research & Technology/Public Review Drafts web page. All activity for reviewing and commenting on public review drafts can be accomplished completely online within this site. A login is required to complete the comment process. Please see the website for additional information.

To obtain a paper copy of any Public Review Draft contact—ASHRAE, Inc. Attn: Standards Public Review, 1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2305 or email: Manager of Standards. Note: Paper copies are available for $35.00/copy if 100 pages or less and $45.00 if over 100 pages.

 

All standards activities are announced and published on ASHRAE.org. Information about call for members, call for comments, errata, publications, new projects, addenda availability and interpretations can be found at www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.