The modifications suggested for the 2010 update to ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 cover air leakage, day lighting and efficiency issues.
ASHRAE is suggesting 21 changes to its best-known
energy-efficiency standard, and wants the public’s input on them.
The changes suggested for the 2010 update to ASHRAE’s
Standard 90.1, “Energy
Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” cover air
leakage, day lighting and efficiency issues.
“Our goal is to produce a
standard to increase energy efficiency in buildings,” said Mick Schwedler, the
standard committee chairman. “Public
input from the industry into development of the standard has proven invaluable
since it was first published 35 years ago.”
Officials with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers said that if no comments are received between now
and April 4, the changes will be put in the standard this fall.
For a look at the propose changes or to comment, visitthis Web site .
The voluntary standard is typically incorporated into
state, local and national building codes. Its provisions cover most structures
erected in the United States and around the world.
Changes proposed for standard
March 15, 2010