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DOE Takes First Step in Updating National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to 90.1-2013

ATLANTA – Preliminary analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that the ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 energy efficiency standard contains energy savings over the 2010 standard of 8.5 percent source energy and 7.6 site energy. This is the first step by the DOE in issuing a ruling that ...

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ASHRAE Government Affairs Update, 5/30/2014

High-Performance Building Week Celebrated During Building Safety Month Last week was High-Performance Building (HPB) Week, which highlighted the importance of the built environment through a number of educational and networking opportunities for policymakers and stakeholders in Washington, DC. Many...

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ASHRAE Government Affairs Update, 5/16/2014

Federal Activities For additional information on federal issues, please contact Mark Ames, ASHRAE’s Senior Manager of Federal Government Affairs, at mames@ashrae.org. DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has...

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White Roofs Better Than Dark, Vegetated Roofs, LBNL Study Finds

BERKELEY, Calif.—Compared to traditional dark-colored roofs and green or “vegetated” roofs, white roofs offer greater ability to lower temperatures that lead to the urban heat island effect, and they do it at less cost, according to a recent report. The Lawrence Berkeley National L...

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ASHRAE Government Affairs Update, 5/2/2014

Federal Activities For additional information on federal issues, please contact Mark Ames, ASHRAE’s Senior Manager of Federal Government Affairs, at mames@ashrae.org. School Energy Efficiency Bill Approved By U.S. House Committee In a rare display of bipartisanship, earlier this week the U....

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