ASHRAE honored by Alliance to Save Energy.

ATLANTA -ASHRAE received an honorable mention award from the Alliance to Save Energy for its Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings.

According to the alliance, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers publication is an "exemplary illustration of and commitment to energy-efficient policy and practice."

The guide was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects, the New Buildings Institute, and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

"Since the 1970 energy crisis, ASHRAE's commitment to developing economic energy-efficiency standards for buildings has led to increasingly improved performance," said Lee Burgett, P.E., ASHRAE president. "We seek to eclipse those gains by providing advanced energy-efficiency guidance. Our efforts are focused on the long-term goal of creating net-zero energy buildings. We are appreciative of the alliance's recognition of our work."

The guide provides recommendations on how to build energy-efficient, small office buildings that use significantly less energy than those built to minimum code requirements. The recommendations in the guide provide benefits for owners while maintaining quality and usable space, according to ASHRAE.