ASHRAE is looking at making some changes to one of its best-known standards.
ASHRAE is looking
at making some changes to one of its best-known standards.
for standard 90.1, which defines minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design
of most buildings, would deal with lighting power densities and compliance
methods. It would reduce power allowances in many buildings while keeping
lighting levels the same.
“This will encourage
designers to use more efficient lighting technology applications that provide
more light without using more energy, which will require more thought at the
design phase,” said Eric Richman, chairman of the 90.1 lighting subcommittee.
“Additional proposed day lighting control requirements will also encourage them
to incorporate effective day lighting and corresponding electric lighting
control into their designs.”
The proposed revisions can
be views at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning
Engineers’ standards review
Web site .
Society's standard under review
February 17, 2010