The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers sent a letter to Congress urging it not to cease funding the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers are
dismayed at a government decision to halt an energy survey.
sent a letter to Congress urging it not to cease funding the Commercial Buildings Energy
Consumption Survey, which contains information compiled by the U.S. Energy
Information Administration. It has already decided not to release results of
the 2007 survey, ASHRAE said, and has stopped working on the 2011 edition.
“Information from CBECS
plays a critical role in building energy efficiency through the many federal
and private sector programs that use the Survey’s data in their efforts to
establish benchmark levels and promote energy efficient practices, including ASHRAE’s
Building Energy Quotient program,” said society President Lynn G. Bellenger,
P.E. “Additionally, many of ASHRAE's committees depend upon CBECS to help
develop some of the standards in use by the federal government, states and
The last completed survey is
ASHRAE urges survey continue
May 16, 2011