The U.S. Department of Energy says ASHRAE’s 2010 building efficiency standard is now the one state codes should follow.
The announcement was made in the Oct. 19 Federal Register, the daily
publication that announces government rules. The Energy Department said the
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ updated
standard 90.1, which covers energy efficiency for most structures, offers an 18
percent efficiency improvement over earlier guidelines.
federal Energy Conservation and Production Act, states are required to
update commercial building codes by October 2013.
foundation of energy efficient buildings continues to grow stronger with the
news that DOE is now referencing the 2010 standard,” said ASHRAE President Ron
Jarnagin. “ASHRAE hopes to make that foundation even stronger through our
current work with IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) developing the 2013