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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 30329 Telephone: 404-636-8400 www.ashrae.org

For more information, contact ASHRAE Public Relations Jodi Dunlop, ASHRAE communications manager: jdunlop@ashrae.org; 678-539-1140 (work) Amanda Dean, ASHRAE public relations specialist, adean@ashrae.org; 678-539-1216 (work)

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ASHRAE: ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABILITY


ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of over 50,000 members. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

ASHRAEs Sustainable Commitment Even without rising energy prices, the threat of global warming, and a rapid decrease in our nonrenewable resources, creating sustainable built environments would be the responsible way to preserve our planets resources for future generations. With that in mind, ASHRAE has pledged to become a leader in sustainability by increasing the stringency of the U.S. national building energy code (ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1) by 30% by 2010, developing guidance that will lead to net-zero-energy buildings by 2030, and publishing the nations first standard for the design of high performance green buildings. Currently, buildings are responsible for 40% of all energy consumption. Sustainable buildings achieve high performance over the full life-cycle in the areas of consumption, atmospheric emissions, discharge of harmful liquid effluents and solid wastes, negative impacts on site ecosystems, and quality of indoor environment. ASHRAE is working to create a world with net-zero-energy buildings that consume annually only the energy provided by on-site renewable energy sources. The ASHRAE Headquarters Walking the Talk ASHRAE recently renovated its Headquarters in Atlanta as a sustainability showcase, featuring state-of-the-art HVAC&R systems and other sustainability measures. The building incorporates ASHRAE technology and demonstrates its strong commitment to sustainability. www.ashrae.org/building. Building EQ ASHRAE is working on a building energy labeling program to provide motivation for reducing energy use in commercial buildings by expressing the energy performance of buildings in a tangible way. The ASHRAE labeling program differs from existing labeling programs in that it focuses solely on energy use. ASHRAEs label will help building owners differentiate their product in a technically sound manner while providing tenants with the tools they need to select energy-efficient spaces. More information can be found at www.buildingeq.com. Green Building Standard Standard 189.1P, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, will be the first highperformance green building standard in the U.S. Being developed by ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the U.S. Green Building

ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.ashrae.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop jdunlop@ashrae.org Amanda Dean adean@ashrae.org

Council, the standard will serve as a benchmark for sustainable buildings. It is slated for publication early next year. Market Transformation Advanced Energy Design Guides ASHRAE and several building organization partners are writing a series of guides that provide 30 percent energy savings over minimum building codes. The books, available for free download at www.ashrae.org/freeaedg, address small office buildings, small retail buildings, K-12 schools, and self-storage units, warehouses and highway lodging. It is estimated that the 150,000 copies of the guides now in circulation have resulted in a potential savings of $600 million in energy costs. Future editions will target 50% energy savings and savings in existing buildings. High Performing Buildings Magazine ASHRAE launched High Performing Buildings, a quarterly magazine created to help decision-makers in the building community learn about the latest developments in innovative technologies and energy-efficient design and operation. Targeted at building owners, facility managers, architects and engineers, High Performing Buildings features working case studies of exemplary buildings developed by leading practitioners in the sustainability movement. To subscribe for free see www.hpbmagazine.org. High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification ASHRAEs certification programs are developed by industry practitioners who understand the knowledge and experience that are expected for superior building design and system operation. Earning an ASHRAE certification assures employers and clients that the certificant has mastered the body of knowledge associated with the respective field. Government Affairs ASHRAE continues its efforts aimed at producing high-performance buildings through interaction with policymakers in Congress and at federal agencies. ASHRAE led the formation of several building community consortia in response to activities at the Department of Energy and was instrumental in launching the High-Performance Building Caucus to provide support to U.S. Congress on buildings issues. The Washington, DC office also pursues policies aimed at achieving the goals of net-zero energy buildings. High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition To provide key decision makers with the technical information necessary to encourage development of high-performance buildings, ASHRAE led the formation of the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus and the private sector coalition supporting the caucus. More details on the caucus and the coalition are available at www.hpbccc.org.

ASHRAE ADVANCED ENERGY DESIGN GUIDE SERIES FACT SHEET


ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

Significance Provides a simple approach for contractors and designers to create advanced energy savings. Background In 2005, ASHRAE began publication of a series of publications known as the Advanced Energy Design Guides. To achieve the purpose, ASHRAE coordinated with other industry associations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create a comprehensive applicable guide series. Application of the recommendations in the series should result in 30 percent energy savings when compared to the same buildings designed to meet minimum code requirements. Currently there are four books in the series dealing with small office buildings, small retail buildings, K-12 schools, highway lodging, and warehouses and selfstorage units. To help transform the marketplace in its move toward sustainable building design, the books are available for free download at www.ashrae.org/freeaedg. Facts They include specific recommendations for energy-efficient improvements in the areas of building envelope, lighting, HVAC equipment and systems and service water heating. Bonus savings strategies to improve energy efficiency beyond the 30 percent are included for exterior faade lighting, parking lot lighting and plug loads. The guides include recommendations for achieving energy efficiency credits for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The small office guide was recognized for its innovation with awards from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, the USGBC and the Alliance to Save Energy.

ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.ashrae.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop jdunlop@ashrae.org Wendy Angel wangel@ashrae.org

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR BUILDINGS AND HVAC&R EQUIPMENT


In the United States, residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40 percent of the total primary energy use. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration (HVAC&R) and water heating are responsible for about 75 percent of residential and 64 percent of commercial building site electrical energy use. Cost effective energy efficiency is critical for the economy, the environment and energy security. ASHRAE members are involved in integrated building design, operation and evaluation. They support building sustainability as a means to provide safe, comfortable indoor environments while limiting the impact on the earths natural resources. ASHRAE often collaborates with other leading technical societies and is the leading developer of building energy standards. For example, Federal law mandates ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 as the basis for state energy codes. By 2010, ASHRAE will improve the minimum energy efficiency of 90.1-2004 by 30%. Other standards and guidance from ASHRAE include Standard 189.1 for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings and the Advanced Energy Design Guides which provide tools for going beyond minimum requirements. Additionally, ASHRAE promotes design, construction and operation of highly energy-efficient buildings by providing and disseminating technical information for the building and policy-making community. ASHRAE helps policymakers address the technical and implementation barriers that can prevent the market from obtaining cost-effective energy efficiency. ASHRAE VIEW Congress should adopt legislation that improves building energy efficiency through equipment standards and performance oriented building codes. Code-adopted standards save more energy than any other policy tools, and consensus based standards (ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1) ensure technical & economic feasibility. Congress should assure that Federal policies related to energy efficiency should support innovation, reduce market barriers, include full environmental considerations, and ensure that government leads by the example of outstanding design, construction, and operation of its own buildings, whether owned or leased. Making new technologies and practices mainstream is the key to win-win strategies for the owners, the economy and the environment. The federal government itself is the nations largest building owner, so the potential savings from leadership are greatest when government sets the example, and as a result encourages building owners. Congress should appropriate increased funding for Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and practices. Funding by successive administrations in Washington has historically been based on technological innovation as a critical tool for ensuring that the nation has affordable, clean, and reliable energy, as well as to help stimulate innovation in the private sector. ASHRAE Resource Documents
ASHRAE Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 90.2, Energy Efficient Design of Low Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Commercial, Institutional, Industrial and High-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides for Buildings
Expires 4/2010

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 55,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ASHRAE is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. The Washington, D.C., office works with federal government leaders as well as other scientific and engineering societies, trade associations and public interest groups. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org or contact Doug Read in the Washington office.

ASHRAE/Washington D.C. office 1828 L Street N.W., Suite 906 Washington, D.C. 20036 202-833-1830 www.ashrae.org/advocacy washdc@ashrae.org

CLIMATE CHANGE AND BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY


THE ISSUE Improving building energy efficiency reduces greenhouse gas emissions. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings account for approximately 40 percent of Americas total primary energy use. Therefore, the efficient use of energy in buildings is critical to maintaining the planets health and the sustainability of civilization. ASHRAES ROLE ASHRAE is an authoritative information source for the energy aspects of building design, performance and operation. ASHRAE develops design standards and guidelines aimed at reducing energy consumption and long-term emissions. ASHRAE supports life cycle design approaches and promotes responsible refrigerant use. Current efforts include development of advanced energy design guidelines for buildings, targeting 30 and 50% reductions. ASHRAE's support for reducing building greenhouse gas emissions is enhanced by the development and implementation of a measured energy consumption based Building Energy Label program. Our programs give designers information for energy efficient buildings that minimize climate impact. ASHRAE and its members help policymakers promote implementation of energy efficient design practices and sustainable technologies. Our expertise can contribute as Congress addresses Climate Change and focuses on greenhouse gas emissions reductions. ASHRAE VIEW ASHRAE encourages policy makers to implement integrated approaches incorporating: Funding for building science research resulting in the development of advanced equipment and systems and increased understanding of building operations Policies that address both existing and new buildings Full evaluation of building climate impacts and energy performance Consideration of all environmental impacts attributable to buildings Opportunities to make buildings more energy efficient Policies encouraging building owners and operators to optimize energy efficiency Promotion of life-cycle-cost analysis to building owners to encourage sustainable building construction, operation, and renewal Strategies that consider all phases of a buildings lifedesign, construction and operation, recognizing that operational energy use is a dominant factor in total impact ASHRAE Resource Documents
ASHRAE/Washington D.C. office 1828 L Street N.W., Suite 906 Washington, D.C. 20036 202-833-1830 www.ashrae.org/advocacy washdc@ashrae.org ASHRAE Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 90.2, Energy Efficient Design of Low Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Commercial, Institutional, Industrial and High-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASHRAE Standard 34, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants ASHRAE Standard 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides for Buildings Small Office Buildings Small Retail Buildings K-12 Schools Small Warehouses and Self-Storage Buildings
Expires 5/10

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 52,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ASHRAE is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. The Washington, D.C., office works with federal government leaders as well as other scientific and engineering societies, trade associations and public interest groups. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org or contact Doug Read in the Washington office.

VENTILATION AND ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 62.1-2007
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

Significance Standard 62.1 plays an important role in building occupants wellbeing by helping to ensure a minimum level of indoor air quality. It provides guidance for the design and operation of ventilation systems for a range for building types and functions. Written in mandatory language, it includes minimum ventilation requirements for maintaining a safe, healthy and comfortable indoor environment and its provisions form the basis for U.S. model codes. Purpose To specify minimum ventilation rates and other measures intended to provide indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and minimizes adverse health effects, such as breathing difficulties and sick building syndrome due to poor indoor air quality. Background ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007 is revised through addenda using a process that includes public review of each proposed addendum. The standard has been adopted by code-writing organizations throughout the United States and Canada. It also has been developed as an international standard. Scope Applies to all indoor or enclosed spaces that people may occupy, except where other applicable standards and requirements dictate larger amounts of ventilation. It does not apply to single-family dwellings or multi-family dwellings of three or fewer stories ASHRAE Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, covers these residential buildings. Facts Includes minimum requirements to help maintain a safe, healthy and comfortable indoor environment for building occupants. Provides minimum ventilation requirements to achieve acceptable indoor air quality in many different types of indoor spaces. Provides additional requirements for operations and maintenance practices, to reduce indoor pollution sources. Written in code-compatible language, allowing for easier adoption by codewriting organizations. Other ASHRAE standards related to IAQ include ASHRAE Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.ashrae.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop jdunlop@ashrae.org Wendy Angel wangel@ashrae.org

VENTILATION AND ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 62.2-2007
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

Significance Standard 62.2 helps ensure air inside homes is clean and safe by limiting sources of pollutants and requiring enough mechanical ventilation to provide dilution for unavoidable contaminants. The standard ensures that heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems work together to effectively ventilate homes and minimize sources of indoor pollution. Purpose Defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise residential buildings. This is the only standard in the United States for air quality in residences. Background The Standard 62.2 Committee was formed in 1996 to write a standard containing the minimum requirements necessary to achieve acceptable indoor air quality for residential buildings. Scope Applies to spaces intended for human occupancy within single-family houses and multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade, including manufactured and modular houses. It does not apply to transient housing such as hotels, motels, nursing homes, dormitories or jails. The standard applies to new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and some changes to existing buildings. It does not address unvented combustion space heaters. Facts Requires continuously operating whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. In specific circumstances natural or intermittent ventilation or infiltration may be used instead. Requirements are included for ventilation equipment, windows, air handlers and combustion equipment. Contains requirements to control certain pollutant sources, since chemical, physical and biological contaminants can affect air quality. Can be adopted by code-writing organizations or by government into law. Contains guidance information on its application, selecting ventilation type, operating and maintaining the system, and how to consider other kinds of sources and air cleaning. Other ASHRAE standards related to IAQ include ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.

ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.ashrae.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop jdunlop@ashrae.org Wendy Angel wangel@ashrae.org

Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 90.1-2007
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

Significance Despite housing hundreds of computers, lights, copiers and other energy-using equipment, offices are energy efficient with Standard 90.1. The standard sets design requirements for the efficient use of energy in buildings, including building envelope, distribution of energy, systems and equipment for auxiliaries, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water heating, electric power and lighting. Purpose To provide minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings except low-rise residential buildings. Background ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2007, cosponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, is revised through a process that includes public review of each proposed addendum to the standard. Written during the countrys worst energy crisis, ASHRAE Standard 90 first was published in 1975 as an effort to cut energy use in buildings. The 2004 standard is referenced in the U.S. Energy Policy Act, which requires states to adopt commercial building codes that meet or exceed the standards requirements. Scope Applies to new buildings and their systems, new portions of buildings and their systems, and new systems and equipment in existing buildings, as well as systems and equipment associated with heating, ventilating and air conditioning, service water heating, electronic power distribution and metering provisions, electric motors and belt drives, and lighting. Facts Contains an informative appendix to rate the energy efficiency of building designs that exceed its minimum requirements. The guidance provided in this appendix is beneficial to HVAC designers who are trying to achieve the required points for either a Silver or Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of a facility. The normative sections of the standard are written in code-compatible language, allowing for easier adoption by code-writing organizations, and enforcement by state and local governments. A Users Manual, which serves as a companion document to the standard, was published by ASHRAE in 2004.

ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.ashrae.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop jdunlop@ashrae.org Wendy Angel wangel@ashrae.org

AIR QUALITY WITHIN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

FACT SHEET ASHRAE STANDARD 161

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

Significance Standard 161 will improve air quality on airplanes and become a uniform guideline for the industrys use. Purpose To define the requirements for air quality in commercial aircraft and specify methods for measurement and testing in order to establish compliance with the standard. Background The Standard 161P Committee was formed in June 1996 to write a standard for commercial air cabin quality because no such standard encompassing ventilation, thermal comfort and filtration currently exists. Two drafts of the proposed standard have been open for public review after which the committee addressed and answered questions and concerns. The standard was published in 2008. Scope Applies to commercial passenger air-carrier aircraft carrying 19 or more passengers. The proposed standard considers chemical, physical and biological contaminants as well as but not limited to factors such as moisture, temperature and pressure that may affect air quality. Considering safe operation of the aircraft, the diversity of sources and types of contaminants in aircraft cabin air, and the range of susceptibility in the population, compliance with this standard will not necessarily ensure acceptable aircraft cabin air quality for everyone. Facts ASHRAE is the first to address indoor air quality for all commercial aircraft carrying 19 or more passengers. Bases total ventilation requirements on a combination of the ventilation required per occupant and the ventilation required to maintain contaminant levels below acceptable values. Extends to all phases of passenger flight operations, beginning when passengers or crew board and extending until all passengers and crew deplane. Focuses on routine operations but also will include provisions for addressing infrequent events that may adversely impact air quality.

ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.ashrae.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop jdunlop@ashrae.org Wendy Angel wangel@ashrae.org

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

STANDARD FOR THE DESIGN OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN BUILDINGS EXCEPT LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS FACT SHEET ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 189.1P
Purpose To provide minimum requirements for the design of sustainable buildings to balance environmental responsibility, resource efficiency, occupant comfort and well-being, and community sensitivity. Background ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) agreed in February 2006 to write a green building standard. The standard has undergone four public reviews and could be published within the next year. Scope Applicable to high-performance new commercial buildings and major renovation projects, it will address energy efficiency, a buildings impact on the atmosphere, sustainable sites, water use efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. Significant Points The standard is a compilation of criteria that must be met in order to be considered a green building. It is not a rating system. The goal is to achieve a minimum of 30 percent reduction in energy cost over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007. Will be an American National Standard Institute-accredited standard that can be incorporated into building codes. The standard may require that interior water achieve a minimum of 25 percent reduction through improvements from the Energy Policy Act of 1992 for plumbing fixtures and strategies for reclaiming water in other areas. The standard will potentially require: producing a minimum percentage of peak electrical load through on-site generation such as by photovoltaic panels or equivalent solar water heating systems, supplying outdoor air at rates that exceed the minimum requirements of ASHRAE 62.1-2007, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, and having construction take place on appropriate sites where construction already exists or on a greenfield site that is close to high-density areas or has access to mass transit.

ASHRAE Headquarters 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 33029 404-636-8400 www.ashrae.org/news Press Contacts: Jodi Dunlop jdunlop@ashrae.org Wendy Angel wangel@ashrae.org

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle, NEAtlanta, GA 30329-2305404-636-8400www.ashrae.org For Release: June 24, 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae.org

Detroit Engineer Named ASHRAE President LOUISVILLE - Gordon V. R. Holness, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, consulting engineer, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., was installed as president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at its 2009 Annual Conference held here June 20-24. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. Its sole objective is to advance through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. As ASHRAEs president, Holness directs the Societys Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. His presidential theme, Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past, addresses energy efficiency in existing buildings. The vast majority of buildings that will exist in the year 2030 exist today, Holness said. If we are to have a material impact on overall energy use, it is through renovation of existing building stock. While existing buildings present great challenges, they offer us a greater opportunity to significantly impact our overall national energy demand, reduce our dependence upon imported oil

and gas and minimize our carbon footprint. If ASHRAE is looking to build a sustainable future, we can see the foundations of that right now. Holness is a member of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee and the Headquarters Building Renovation Committee. He has served as chair of numerous committees and councils most recently Members Council, the Advocacy Committee and the Steering Committee on Building Information Modeling and Interoperability. He formerly served on the Board of Directors as president-elect, vice president and director-at-large. Holness has received the Exceptional Service Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Journal Paper Award and three ASHRAE Technology Awards. Born and educated in England, Holness worked in a London consulting engineering practice for many years before immigrating to Canada. There he worked in a mechanical/electrical consulting engineering company for several years before moving to Detroit, where he worked for the renown architectural and engineering organization, Albert Kahn Associates Inc., serving as chief mechanical engineer, vice president, treasurer and president, before retiring as chairman emeritus after 32 years for the company. He is a registered mechanical engineer, licensed to practice in 42 states and four provinces. He also is a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom. ###

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle, NEAtlanta, GA 30329-2305404-636-8400www.ashrae.org For Release: Sept. 5, 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae.org

Inspection, Maintenance Requirements Outlined in New ASHRAE/ACCA Standard ATLANTA Maintain to sustain is the name of the game when it comes to saving energy and money in todays building stocks. A new standard from ASHRAE and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) will help ensure a consistent minimal level of HVAC&R maintenance and inspection to preserve a systems ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality in commercial buildings. ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, is the first standard to address inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems. Robert Baker, chair of the committee that wrote the standard, noted that inconsistencies exist within the building industry when it comes to inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems, with some facilities following rigorous policies while others have adopted a run-to-failure approach. Consistent maintenance ensures that energy efficiency remains at design levels, Baker said. Where maintenance is neglected, energy costs rise significantly and equipment life drops

dramatically. With HVAC&R systems responsible for about 60 percent of site electrical energy use, its imperative that we provide consistent maintenance and inspection to improve energy efficiency along with thermal comfort and indoor air quality. When systems are not maintained, indoor air quality, occupant comfort and energy efficiency all suffer. In addition, much of the information that will be required to prepare the maintenance program can be obtained from building commissioning documents, which provides a basis for identifying failures. The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, is $31 ($25, ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404-321-5478, or visit at www.ashrae.org/bookstore. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ###

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS


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For Release: February 18, 2009

Contact: Wendy Angel Public Relations 678-539-1216 wangel@ashrae.org

Economic Stimulus Bill Reinforces Importance of Energy-Saving Standard 90.1 ATLANTAIn the economic stimulus package just signed into law by President Obama, ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 and its energy-saving features are recognized through special funding measures. For states to receive additional funding from the $16.8 billion allotted to the Department of Energy, office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the bill, governors would be required to work toward implementation of a building energy code at least as stringent as Standard 90.1-2007 and to develop a plan for achieving 90 percent compliance with the code, including provisions for training and enforcement programs. For more than 30 years, Standard 90.1 has been one of the building industrys most important benchmarks for energy efficiency, says ASHRAE President Bill Harrison. Its inclusion in the economic stimulus package demonstrates not only its importance in the building industry, but the importance and economic potential of saving energy and promoting energy-efficient technologies. Standard 90.1 provides minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings in the United States, except low-rise residential buildings. Written during the 1970s energy crisis, ASHRAE Standard 90.1 first was published in 1975 as an effort to cut energy use in buildings. The 2004 version of the standard is referenced in the U.S. Energy Policy Act, which requires states to adopt commercial building codes that meet or exceed the standards requirements. ASHRAE has set a goal of making the standard 30 percent more stringent over the 1999 version by the 2010 publication. The stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, focuses on economic stimulus through both tax credits and public-sector spending, with a heavy focus on infrastructure and energy. Several provisions are of interest to and could bring news business to the building sector, including:

Tax credits for the production of renewable energy are extended until at least 2012 Research expenses associated with renewables, conservation, and carbon capture and sequestration could result in higher credits in 2009 and 2010

The Department of Energy is authorized to provide grants up to 30% of the cost of installation of items such as fuel cells, solar, small wind, geothermal heatpumps, and combined heat and power systems Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy receiving $21.4 billion for research, weatherization assistance, grants and other programs Department of Labor receiving $750 million for job training, with significant focus on emerging industry sectors including energy efficiency and renewable energy Federal agencies are receiving considerable funds for retrofitting and upgrading existing facilities to meet federal energy and water use requirements and alleviate any maintenance backlogs For more information on ASHRAE government affairs, please visit www.ashrae.org/advocacy. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ###

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle, NEAtlanta, GA 30329-2305404-636-8400www.ashrae.org For Release: March 31, 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae.org

Stimulus Funding for Schools Provides Energy Efficiency Opportunities ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide Provides Simple Tool ATLANTA As school boards and superintendents develop programs to utilize recent U.S. economic recovery stimulus funds, projects focused on improving energy efficiency can result in long-term savings for school districts. Guidance from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) can help schools earn an A+ in achieving that efficiency. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009, provides significant funding and financing opportunities to modernize, renovate and repair public schools. Under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund up to $48.3 billion can be allocated to schools. An additional $25 billion in eligible bonds also have been authorized. ASHRAE and other leading building industry organizations have developed the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings. The guide provides recommendations for achieving 30 percent energy savings over the minimum code requirements of

ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999. Estimates show that a full 16 percent of schools districts controllable costs is spent on energy. Beyond energy savings, by implementing the recommendations, schools may benefit from an improved learning environment, reduced operating costs, reduced environmental and climate impacts, and enhanced teaching opportunities on the environment, ASHRAE President Bill Harrison said. The recommendations in the guide allow those involved in designing or constructing school buildings to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis. All of the energy-saving recommendations for each of the eight U.S. climate zones are summarized in a single table. Additional recommendations point to other opportunities to incorporate greater savings into the design of the building. More than 14,000 free copies of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings were sent to school systems in the United States last spring. Details on the stimulus funding for educational facilities can be found on the Department of Educations Recovery page (http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery). Copies of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings are available for free download at www.ashrae.org/freeaedg or print copies may be ordered from the ASHRAE Bookstore at www.ashrae.org. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.###

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle, NEAtlanta, GA 30329-2305404-636-8400www.ashrae.org For Release: Sept. 4, 2008 Contact: Wendy Angel Public Relations 678-539-1216 wangel@ashrae.org

New Professional Certification from ASHRAE Focuses on Facility Operations and Performance
ATLANTA Energy use in buildings can be reduced by 10 to 40 percent by improving operational strategies in buildings, according to a study by the Energy Systems Lab at Texas A & M University. A new certification program from ASHRAE helps building owners know they are hiring employees and consultants who know how to take advantage of such strategies. The Operations and Performance Management Professional Certification (OPMP) program helps earners demonstrate their knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and their impact on HVAC&R systems' performance. The program will launch at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Chicago in January and will be available via electronic testing centers worldwide starting in March 2009. With buildings using 40 percent of all energy in the United States, it is essential that their energy consumption be reduced, says Bill Harrison, ASHRAE president Every building, new or old, must be operated at its own optimum level. To do so, we must apply advanced knowledge and skills to building operations. ASHRAE's OPMP certification helps professionals attest that they are well prepared to manage and maintain buildings to fully achieve their potential energy savings. Developed with input from APPA and GSA, the OPMP certification program is intended for those working in facilities operations, management construction, design, or consulting; and for those who have experience in facility operations and performance. By earning OPMP certification, certificants will demonstrate a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and the impact of O&M on HVAC&R systems' performance. Individuals must meet certain eligibility qualifications to take the exam. For more information, an exam content outline and suggest exam preparation materials, please visit www.ashrae.org/certification. The examination for the OPMP program is $275 for ASHRAE members and $395 for nonmembers. For more information, please e-mail certification@ashrae.org. ASHRAE certification exams currently available are Healthcare Facility Design Professional and High-Performance Building Design Professional. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle, NEAtlanta, GA 30329-2305404-636-8400www.ashrae.org For Release: October 23, 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae.org

ASHRAE Hosts Industry Partners at Headquarters Renewal Event ATLANTA The ribbon is cut, the donors have been honored, and ASHRAEs newly renovated sustainability showcase is officially open for business. Some 200 people gathered Thursday, Oct. 23, for the Headquarter dedication ceremony in Atlanta. The guests included industry partners who donated nearly $1.65 million in equipment and services for the $7.65 million renovation. None of this would have been possible without the hard work and commitment from many volunteers and staff involved in the renewal for the last three years, Bill Harrison, ASHRAE president, said. More importantly, generous donations by companies and firms have ensured that not only our building will be here for a long time to come but that ASHRAE can continue to provide the sustainable building technology guidance that we are known for. Not only is the renovation a technology and productivity showcase, it also exemplifies the incredible potential of determined ASHRAE members and the greater ASHRAE community working toward a common goal, Jeff Littleton, ASHRAE executive vice president said. This renovation represents the largest capital investment in ASHRAE history at $7.65 million.

Major contributors to the Headquarters project include the ASHRAE Foundation, Carrier Corp., Automated Logic Corp. /Automated Logic Georgia, ClimateMaster Inc., Daikin Industries Ltd., Southern Company/Georgia Power Company, and Trane. Partners also include Aircuity Inc. and Interface FLOR. Also donating are Allsteel /Ivan Allen; Mark H. Brandli/design principal for Richard Wittschiebe Hand; CxGBS; Dynamic Air Quality Solutions; EBTRON Inc.; GE Power; Bill and Margaret Harrison; Bruce Hunn, ASHRAEs director of strategic technical programs; ITT/Bell & Gossett/James M. Pleasants Co.; NorthWrite Inc.; PolyCon Manufacturing; Thermal Gas Systems Inc.; U.S. Green Building Council; and VFA Inc. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ###

Editors Note: Photos of the event are available upon request.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle, NEAtlanta, GA 30329-2305404-636-8400www.ashrae.org For Release: May 24, 2009 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae.org

ASHRAE Launches Commissioning Certification Program ATLANTA Just as the commissioning process helps buildings and their systems operate optimally, ASHRAEs newest certification recognizes those with optimal knowledge of the entire building commissioning process. The program is ideal for individuals given a commissioning role who may not have a building HVAC&R background. ASHRAEs Commissioning Process Management Professional launches in June at the Societys 2009 Annual Conference in Louisville, Ky. The program helps building owners, developers, operators and others recognize individuals capable of assuring that building systems and equipment are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained according to their operational needs. As the standard setter for sustainable building performance, ASHRAEs certification program recognizes that people who manage the commissioning process need to have peopleand project-management skills in addition to a level of understanding of building design, construction, operations and maintenance, Bill Harrison, ASHRAE president, said. This is what distinguishes the commissioning program from other HVAC commissioning certifications. Developed with input from APPA, BCA, IESNA, NEBB, SMACNA, TABB and the University

of Wisconsin-Madison, the program is the fourth in ASHRAEs suite of certification offerings. The others focus on healthcare design, high-performance building design, and operation and maintenance. Individuals must meet certain eligibility qualifications to take the exam. For more information, an exam content outline and available resources for exam preparation, please visit www.ashrae.org/certification. The fee for the exam is $207.50 before June 5 ($147, ASHRAE members). ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ##

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS 1791 Tullie Circle, NEAtlanta, GA 30329-2305404-636-8400www.ashrae.org For Release: June 24, 2008 Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae.org

Market Transformation Taking Place with Free Advanced Energy Design Guide Downloads ATLANTA Nine million tons of carbon dioxide. $600 million in energy costs. Thats the potential savings represented by 100,000 copies in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series now in circulation. More than 88,000 of the publications have been obtained via free download since January. The series includes publications on small retail and small office buildings, K-12 school buildings, and warehouses and self-storage units. The books provide guidance on how to achieve 30 percent energy savings over building code minimum based on ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999. Calculations show that if every guide downloaded resulted in a single building designed to save 30 percent beyond code minimum, the estimated energy and carbon savings would be 52 trillion btus and 9 million tons of carbon dioxide. With an average cost of electricity of 5 cents per kwh and gas at $7 per mmbtu, the estimated cost of energy savings is over $600 million.

The guides are developed by ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the U.S. Green Building Council, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The downloads are available at www.ashrae.org/freeaedg. ASHRAE is committed to energy optimization and producing guidance that will help move the building industry toward market-viable net-zero energy and carbon neutral buildings, ASHRAE President Kent Peterson, P.E., said. The call for these high performing buildings is transforming our industry, and the guidance in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series is useable technology guidance to help owners, architects and engineers in accomplishing high-performing buildings. This is proof positive that there are substantial economic benefits to green building strategies, said AIA President Marshall E. Purnell, FAIA. Hopefully this will help convince skeptics of the value and payback of green building design and that practitioners will take advantage of this excellent resource so that we can move closer to reaching our shared goal of carbon neutral buildings by 2030. IES is pleased to be part of the team developing these important guides, whose success demonstrates that collectively the collaborating organizations are raising awareness about how to achieve energy savings and developing a receptive audience for future guidance on net-zero energy and carbon neutral buildings, said Rita M. Harrold, IESNA director of technology. The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most-important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on non-

sustainable and expensive sources of energy, and threats to human health, said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. Working with ASHRAE, AIA and IESNA on the Advanced Energy Design Guide series is part of a critical collaborative effort to provide the industry with the tools it needs to make an immediate and measurable impact. Upcoming publications in the series include 30 percent guidance books for highway lodging, existing buildings and small health care facilities. For more information on the Advanced Energy Design Guide series, visit www.ashrae.org/aedg.