ASHRAE 90.1 book combines codes

Code Council, ASHRAE guidelines aid energy-efficient construction, help governments secure federal funds.



The International Code

Council and ASHRAE have teamed to publish the 2009 International

Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007,

Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings in one

book. The new publication results in a powerful document that government can

use to qualify for federal energy grants, and a guide for the construction

industry to build or retrofit homes and buildings to be more energy-efficient.


The decision to create the

joint publication resulted from the recent "economic stimulus" legislation passed

by the U.S. Congress, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of

2009 (ARRA). The Act establishes an energy efficiency

goal of 90% compliance with the IECC and Standard 90.1-2007 in all 50 states by

2017. In establishing this goal, the federal legislation recognizes the 2009

IECC and Standard 90.1-2007 as the energy efficiency benchmarks for residential

and commercial buildings.


Because the Code Council and

ASHRAE documents complement each other, publishing them in one book benefits

architects, designers, engineers, and code officials. It makes it easier to

choose between design options, and ensures new and renovated buildings are in

compliance with the latest references and local building safety codes.


Experts agree increasing

energy efficiency in the built environment is an effective way to reduce energy

use and carbon emissions. Residential and commercial buildings use more than 70%

of electricity consumed in the United

States, and small increases in building efficiency

can achieve major energy and carbon emission savings, according to the Code

Council and ASHRAE.


Purchase a copy online of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the

ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1- 2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except

Low-Rise Residential Buildings as one publication.

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