Online News--ASHRAE, AIA Developing Advanced Energy Efficiency Guidelines
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the American Institute of Architects signed a memorandum of understanding at ASHRAE's 2004 Winter Meeting held in Anaheim, CA, Jan. 24-27.
The agreement states that the two organizations will work jointly in the research and development of next generation energy-efficiency guidelines.
The two groups are already developing Advanced Energy Design Guides that will help designers achieve 30% energy savings over ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
The first of the guides, which would apply to office buildings up to 20,000 square feet, is expected to be published later this year.