Tag: ASHRAE

  • ASHRAE, International Code Council to Jointly Develop New Carbon Emission Standard for Buildings

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the International Code Council will jointly develop a standard to assess carbon emissions across the entire building life cycle. The proposed standard, ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Evaluating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Carbon Emissions in Building Design, Construction and Operation, will provide a whole-life carbon approach…

  • ASHRAE, NYSERDA to Establish Post-COVID-19 Building Reopening Framework

    ASHRAE, NYSERDA to Establish Post-COVID-19 Building Reopening Framework

    Glass could have an important part to play in post-COVID-19 design. Its role may be addressed in new guidelines being developed by ASHRAE and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The organizations have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that defines parameters on how they will develop and provide safe…

  • What’s New with the Codes?

    The glass and glazing industry continues its battle to maintain—and expand—its presence on the wall through the various national and international building codes and standards. Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting is at the forefront of the industry’s efforts, and earlier this month at the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference…

  • It Is Easy … Being Green

    As I write this, the Friday night before I depart for a week of vacation with the family, it strikes me that the first five months of 2013 are days from being over. For the kids, it means summer vacation is just around the bend. For someone like me it means we’re only weeks away…