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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 July 24, 2015 to August 23, 2015:

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Addendum d to
    ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

This addendum corrects and clarifies a potentially confusing requirement in which a designer may conclude that bonus lighting power control factors from Table 9.6.3 Control Factors Used in Calculating Additional Interior LPD of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 cannot be used.

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Addendum e to
    ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

This addendum provides control credits for institutional tuning that are in addition to the control factors that already exist in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013..

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Addendum f to
    ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

This addendum is intended to modify Table 6.3.2.1 Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings Requirements to make it consistent with the text of paragraph 6.3.2.1b Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings Requirements.

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Addendum g to
    ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

These proposed changes to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC 189.1 are intended to provide a higher level of indoor moisture control than is currently required by reference to ANSI/ASHRAE/Standard 62.1.

 

45-day Public Review from July 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015

  • 5th ISC Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Addendum aj to
    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

This is a review of Independent Substantive Changes. The addendum describes a mechanism by which IPv6 can be added to BACnet and remain backwards compatible with existing devices and also adds an additional method for VMAC determination.

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Addendum be to
    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

 This addendum adds lighting specific BIBBs and device profiles.

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Addendum bf to
    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

The Network Port object has a couple of limitations when applied to advanced network setups. This addendum adds Advanced Network Configuration. The addendum also addresses BVLL Responses for non-BBMD Devices

 

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.