ASHRAE Launches a New Sustainable Building Campaign
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has launched a new campaign emphasizing “the engineering engine that drives sustainability.”
As part a stronger focus on green buildings, ASHRAE has introduced a new logo and theme—Engineering for Sustainability—and a new website, www.engineeringforsustainability.org .
These will be used to identify ASHRAE products and services related to sustainability.
“ASHRAE has long provided‘engineering for sustainability’ by applying its diverse technology assets to the sustainability movement in energy efficiency, indoor environment and industrial processes,” said Ron Jarnagin, chair of a committee developing a roadmap for sustainability for ASHRAE. “With growing focus in the industry on the green movement, we need to emphasize that ASHRAE is the engineering engine that drives sustainability.”
Jarnagin noted that ASHRAE’s recent efforts include publishing and working on the Advanced Energy Design Guide series, Standard 90.1, which containsa section guiding designers on how to meet requirements for building rating programs, and the ASHRAE GreenGuide, all part of an ASRHAE green “toolkit.”
Sustainability also is addressed through other standards and special publications, ASHRAE Journal articles, ASHRAE Learning Institute courses and in the ASHRAE Handbook.
Opportunities for involvement in shaping ASHRAE’s sustainability future include technical committees and local chapters.