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ASHRAE, AIA Look to Future of Energy Efficiency with Signing of New MOU

ATLANTA – Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.

2016 Residential IAQ Standard Published by ASHRAE

ATLANTA – Multifamily units in all types of buildings are now covered in the scope of ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality standard, marking one of the biggest changes to the recently published 2016 version.

Lighting Requirements for High Rise Dwellings Proposed for Energy Standard

ATLANTA – A proposal that would set lighting requirements for high-rise dwellings in the energy standard published by ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is open for industry comment.

Fourteen addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public comment from March 25 until April 24, 2016.  To comment or learn more, visitwww.ashrae.org/publicreviews.

Meet Us in St. Louis: ASHRAE Takes its Annual Conference to Historical HVAC&R City

ATLANTA – In 1904, at the World’s Fair held in St. Louis, Missouri, the general population was introduced for the first time to the comfort of air conditioning.
One hundred and twelve years later, ASHRAE is taking its Annual Conference to the city to discuss the latest in built environment technology. The Conference takes place June 25-29, Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel and America’s Center Convention Complex.

ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Funds Human Thermal Comfort Database Project

ATLANTA – Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

ASHRAE Webcast Registration Opens March 21 
ATLANTA – Registration for the 2016 ASHRAE Webcast, “Making Net Zero Net Positive: Solving the Efficiency & Cost Paradox,” opens today, March 21, at www.ashrae.org/webcast. There is no fee for registration.

The webcast will broadcast live on April 21, 2016, from 1-4 p.m. EDT. This webcast is offered by ASHRAE’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC).

Twelve Partners of High-Performance Buildings and Workplaces Conference and Expo Announced

March 16, 2016 — Milwaukee — The High-Performance Buildings and Workplaces (HPB+W) management team announced today the names of the chapters of leading associations, educational institutions and training organizations that signed on as partners of the educational conference and expo. HPB+W takes place May 3-4, 2016, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.
 

The latest report from Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) showed that average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 8.2 percent in December 2015, but annualized growth for all of 2015 registered a bit lower at 5.7 percent. This compares to the 6.1 percent gain in 2014, the second consecutive year of slower growth since a 7.3 percent increase was reported in 2013.
 
This may indicate that another year of modest growth is on the horizon.
 

ASHRAE Funds 24 Undergraduate Projects; Aerial Vehicle for Energy Audits

ATLANTA – Engineers will get a bird’s eye view of the energy use of building envelopes under a project funded through an ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant.

This year, 24 schools from around the world were awarded grants. The grants, totaling some $110,000, are awarded by ASHRAE to colleges and universities worldwide to promote the study and teaching of HVAC&R, encouraging senior undergraduate students to pursue related careers.

Leading Facility and Building Owner Associations Sign On as Partners of NFMT 2016 Conference & Exposition
 
March 7, 2016 — Milwaukee — The National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference & Exposition management team announced today that chapters of leading associations, educational institutions and training organizations have signed on as partners of the educational conference and expo. The NFMT 2016 Conference and Exposition will be held March 22-24, 2016 in Baltimore, MD.