Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. ASHRAE articles below.
AHR Expo Expert Council convened to discuss and develop consensus views on five HVACR trends poised to be hot topics for the industry.
Key project goals for the renovation include to showcase an affordable, net-zero energy strategy, and to transform an existing building to a high-performance workplace.
ASHRAE has published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character.
The aim of this joint effort was to clarify for the industry the meaning of five common and important refrigeration keywords.
The framework features professional development options from a group of associations and will provide resources for the entire operational life cycle of the built environment.
ALC’s new OptiFlex virtual integrator has been named the winner of the AHR Expo Innovation award in the building automation category.
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.
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’s 2018-2019 president, Shelia J. Hayter, P.E., announced her term’s theme will be “Building Our New Energy Future.”
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.
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.
K-12 school buildings have a new resource to help them cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings.
The Building Energy Quotient Portal provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score.
The winners and finalists in 10 HVACR categories will be recognized in January 2018 at the AHR Expo in Chicago, IL.
Until September 11, facility professionals and others can weigh in on Guideline 12-2000, a companion document to ASHRAE Standard 188.
About 3% of Legionnaires’ disease cases were determined to be “definitely associated with a healthcare facility,” with 17% of cases listed as “possibly associated.”
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.
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.
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.
The company donated $100K for development of safety standards regarding the use of mildly flammable, low-GWP refrigerants.
AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.