ASHRAE 90.1 book combines codes
Code Council, ASHRAE guidelines aid energy-efficient construction, help governments secure federal funds.
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.