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A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.


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A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. ASHRAE articles below.


2018 International Green Construction Code Released

A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.

Honeywell Introduces Low GWP Refrigerant, Solstice N41

This nonflammable, R-410A replacement refrigerant has received a provisional number and a preliminary A1 designation from ASHRAE, one stipulation needed to bring the product to market.

ASHRAE Introduces 2018-2019 President, Officers, Directors

ASHRAE’s 2018-2019 president, Shelia J. Hayter, P.E., announced her term’s theme will be “Building Our New Energy Future.”

ASHRAE Awards 2018 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants

This ASHRAE program has bestowed more than $110,000 this year to fund 25 HVAC&R student-led projects at higher education institutions around the globe.

ASHRAE Intros “As Designed” Rating For Its Building EQ Portal

This new capability provides a quick energy analysis of a building's energy performance, helping to identify whether that building is achieving its design potential.

Advanced Energy Design Guide Helps Schools Achieve Zero Energy

K-12 school buildings have a new resource to help them cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings.

ASHRAE Presents Awards At 2018 Winter Conference 

Spanning nine categories, these ASHRAE awards recognize members' contributions and achievements to the HVAC&R industry.

Inside HVAC Systems

Changes to ductwork sealing practices and expanded ozone-friendly refrigerants are on the horizon.

ASHRAE Launches New Building Energy Quotient Portal

The Building Energy Quotient Portal provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score.

HVACR Products Chosen For 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards

The winners and finalists in 10 HVACR categories will be recognized in January 2018 at the AHR Expo in Chicago, IL.

ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment On Guideline To Minimize Legionellosis

Until September 11, facility professionals and others can weigh in on Guideline 12-2000, a companion document to ASHRAE Standard 188.

ASHRAE President, Officers, And Directors 2017-18

In an inaugural address, the new ASHRAE president announced the theme of his term will be: Extending Our Community.

CDC Report Looks At Legionnaires’ Disease In Healthcare

About 3% of Legionnaires’ disease cases were determined to be “definitely associated with a healthcare facility,” with 17% of cases listed as “possibly associated.”

Lighting Efficiency Changes On Horizon

Released toward the end of 2016, the revised ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 includes several significant lighting modifications.

Preliminary Energy Savings For ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

According to recent analysis by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program, more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the new version — compared to the 2004 baseline.

2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Winners

This annual awards competition recognizes inventive and original products, systems, and technologies in 10 categories related to HVAC systems.

First Place Facility Designs In ASHRAE Technology Awards

Now in it 35th year, these ASHRAE awards recognize a vivarium, training laboratories, a transport center, a hospital, a police headquarters, and two office buildings.

2016 Energy Efficiency Standard Published

A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.

Montreal Protocol Kigali Amendment: Phase Down HFCs

This amendment to the Montreal Protocol focuses on a global phase down of production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Johnson Controls Supports Low-GWP Refrigerant Research

The company donated $100K for development of safety standards regarding the use of mildly flammable, low-GWP refrigerants.

FM Alert: Smart Grid Standard Published

A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.

White House Event Stresses Resiliency In Building Codes/Standards

The White House is hosting a Conference on Resilient Building Codes today to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process.

FM Alert: ASHRAE, AIA Look To Future Of Energy Efficiency

Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.

ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project

Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ASCENDANT From SEMCO

Applications for this active desiccant hybrid system include hospital operating rooms, archival and dry storage, hotels, and multi-family buildings.

FM Alert: “Facility Smart Grid Information Model” Reaches Key Milestone

A recent public review of the Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), is bringing homes, offices, factories, and other buildings significantly closer to becoming full partners in supporting and managing the electric grid.

Start Saving Water: New Code Resource For Water Efficiency

2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.

FM Alert: Proposed Facility Smart Grid Model Standard Open for Public Review

ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.

Department of Energy Adopts ASHRAE 90.1 Efficiency Levels

Department of Energy final rules adopt ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency levels as recommended by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) for certain unitary products, heat pumps, water heaters, and PTACs.

Codes, Standards Developers Align Guidelines To Create Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings

Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Sustaining Healthy Air

HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne illness.

Focus On: HVAC

This article features four products that cover HVAC innovations.

Higher Education Case Study: All About Business

In pursuing LEED certification, Grand Valley State University keeps operational goals at the forefront.

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