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ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 … Continue reading

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BEC Attendees Learn About Evolving Codes and Legislative Efforts

Topics ranging from building codes to legal issues were on the program during the second day of the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) conference, which is taking place in Las Vegas. Speakers included Tom Culp of … Continue reading

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GANA’s Annual Conference Opens with Energy Discussions

GANA Annual Conference attendees have been taking part in various energy-related discussions.

Good news for the glass industry opened the 2014 Glass Association of North America Annual Conference today in Orlando, Fla. During the Energy Division meeting code consultant Tom Culp provided a report on the recent news about the vote within … Continue reading

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ASHRAE Drops Proposal to Reduce Window-to-Wall Ratio

The ASHRAE working group voted 18-1-1 yesterday in favor of withdrawing the proposed ASHRAE 189.1 addendum to reduce the allowable prescriptive window area. Today the full committee confirmed the vote to withdraw the proposal. Tom Culp with Birth Point Consulting … Continue reading

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Experts Raise Awareness for LEED v4

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The latest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system isn’t all that different from the previous one, but Jeremy Kuhre says there are a few differences of which people should be aware. Kuhre, a LEED AP specialist with … Continue reading

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ASHRAE Addendum “am” Change Seeks to Reduce WWR to 30 Percent in Small- to Medium-Sized Buildings

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The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE) has filed a proposed change to Addendum “am” to ASHRAE 189.1, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings” that would limit the window-to-wall (WWR) … Continue reading

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ASHRAE Seeks to Withdraw ASHRAE 90.1 Addendum “cx”

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The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE) has put forth a proposal to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to withdraw addendum “cx-2010” from the text of ASHRAE 90.1, “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential … Continue reading

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ANSI Opens Public Comment Period for ASHRAE 189.1 Addendum “ag” Changes

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has opened a public comment period for recommended changes to several addendums to ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings (Except Low-Residential Buildings).” Among the proposed changes are some within … Continue reading

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