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Government Affairs Update!

 Happy Friday and welcome to ASHRAE's Government Affairs Update! Along with the Government Affairs webpage, these periodic email updates feature information on government affairs-related activities of interest to ASHRAE members and others interested in the built environment. Archives of previou...

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Proposed Systems Manual Guideline Open for Public Review

ATLANTA - A proposed guideline that will establish a uniform procedure for transmitting design, construction, testing and operational information to building owners and operators is open for public comment. Guideline 1.4P, The Systems Manual for Facilities, provides procedures for producing a syste...

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President Obama Honors Building Safety Month

Founded by the International Code Council, Building Safety Month (celebrated every year in May) is a means of educating the public and policymakers at all levels of government on the importance of developing, adopting, and enforcing safe and efficient model building codes, and ensuring that code off...

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High-Performance Building Week Starts May 14th

Organized by the High-Performance Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), High-Performance Building Week is set to kick off a slew of Capitol Hill briefings beginning on May 14th designed to educate policymakers on the importance of the built environment and the central role that it plays in our da...

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Healthy Schools Day Focuses Nation on Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is a contributing factor to health and student learning. To help highlight this important issue, this past Tuesday (April 30th) was National Healthy Schools Day. Sponsored by the Healthy Schools Network, this day included a series of related events throughout the United States. S...

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Energy Efficiency Legislation Expected to Clear First Hurdle in Senate

The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S.761/H.R.1616), also known as Shaheen-Portman/McKinley-Welch, is set to pass its first major test in the Senate – an Energy and Natural Resources Committee markup which will occur on Wednesday, May 8th (webcast available here or here). A...

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Moving the Needle on Commercial Energy Efficiency Standards

On April 23rd, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed two key bills into law. HB1281 raises the Magnolia State’s energy efficiency bar much higher than its previous optional 1975-published standard by adopting the 2010 iteration of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, “Energy Standard for Buildings...

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