Pilot program tests energy efficiency of commercial buildings

Commercial buildings in Canada could begin receiving energy efficiency report cards as early as next year.



According to a story in the

Journal of Commerce ,

commercial buildings in Canada

could begin receiving energy efficiency report cards as early as 2010.


ASHRAE is developing an energy rating system that is making

headway with federal and provincial governments.


ASHRAE's Building Energy

Labeling Implementation Committee presented its label prototype and the results

of a pilot project at the association's annual meeting in June.


The Building Energy Quotient or Building EQ focuses exclusively on energy use.


It provides an "as designed"

(asset) rating for new buildings based on the components specified in the

design, including mechanical systems, building envelope, orientation, and daylighting.


Read the full story in the Journal of Commerce .


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