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ASHRAE | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

The new resource contains the most current ASHRAE procedures and definitive, yet easy to understand, treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation.

ASHRAE Publishes Update to Principles of HVAC

ASHRAE Publishes Update to Principles of HVAC

The new resource contains the most current ASHRAE procedures and definitive, yet easy to understand, treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation.

Standard 189.1 Code for High Performance Green Buildings

The goal of Standard 189.1 is to provide significant energy reduction over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 (with a broader scope than Standard 90.1)and suggest minimum requirements for the siting, design, and construction of high performance, green buildings.

AEDG for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

This latest guide focuses on energy saving strategies for small healthcare facilities up to 90,000 square feet in size, including acute care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, critical access hospitals, and inpatient community hospitals.

ARRA Funds For State And Local Governments

In an effort to clarify how ARRA funding ties to state energy code adoption and enforcement, 14 organizations have developed an explanatory statement in order to clarify for state and local governments.

Building Energy Labeling Pilot Program Launched

The Building Energy Quotient Program has been launched by ASHRAE along with building industry groups and government agencies.

ASHRAE, IES Look to Change Standard 90.1

Requirements to “lighten up” energy use and costs through fenestration, parking lot lighting, and other proposed measures are being recommended for Standard 90.1.

ASHRAE Headquarters Receives Highest LEED Certification

The Society’s office building in Atlanta, GA, which underwent a major renovation in 2008, is one of only six buildings in the state of Georgia to receive a LEED Platinum rating,

Introductory BIM Guide Released by ASHRAE

An Introduction to Building Information Modeling is available as a free download from FacilityBlog.

Datacom Contamination: Stopping It Before It Starts

While particle and gaseous contamination resulting from dust and dirt can lead to unexpected shutdowns of critical IT equipment, the connection between contamination and hardware failures is often overlooked.

Existing Buildings Highlighted at ASHRAE Summer Meeting

“The vast majority of buildings that will exist in the year 2030 exist today,” said Gordon Holness, ASHRAE president. “If we are to have a material impact on overall energy use, it is through renovation of existing building stock.

IFMA, ASHRAE Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Issues

The memorandum of understanding calls for sharing resources and collaborating on projects, publications, sustainability research, and educational offerings. ASHRAE and IFMA will also work together on legislative and regulatory issues through their Washington, DC, offices.

IFMA Joins Group to Advise Department of Energy on High-Performance Green Building

IFMA has joined a consortium of other organizations from the building community that seeks to provide guidance and technical expertise on sustainability issues to the DOE's Building Technologies Program.

ASHRAE Grant Challenges Students On Plug Loads

From computers to popcorn poppers to hair dryers, energy use in dormitories often runs rampant due an overload of appliances.

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their facilities

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