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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. See the most current and archived Standards Actions, or sign up to receive Standards Actions via e-mail here.
Public Review-Call for Comments
Constructive comments are invited for the following:
45-day Public Review from April 11, 2014, to May 26, 2014:
- 1st Public Review of
ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 183-2007RA, Peak Cooling and Heating Load Calculations in Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
This standard establishes requirements for performing peak cooling and heating load calculations for buildings except low-rise residential buildings.
60-day Public Review from April 11, 2014, to June 10, 2014:
- 2nd Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Addendum am to
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks
This addendum extends BACnet/WS with RESTful services for complex data types and subscriptions, extracts data model from Annex Q into separate model, reworks Annex Q to be an XML syntax for the common model, Adds a JSON syntax for the common model, replaces Annex N SOAP services with a migration guide, and changes Clause 21 identifiers to use a consistent format.
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.