Additional compliance path proposed for ASHRAE/IES energy standard
The proposed addendum would add a compliance path to Standard 90.1 to allow modeling in accordance with Appendix G (Performance Rating Method), provided the percentage improvement of at least 45% over a baseline design.
Addendum bm to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is currently open for public review from Oct. 12 until Nov. 26, 2012.
The proposed addendum would add a compliance path to Standard 90.1 to allow modeling in accordance with Appendix G (Performance Rating Method), provided the percentage improvement of at least 45% over a baseline design. In addition, this addendum proposes to make the baseline consistent with the prescriptive requirements of 90.1-2004, and it will remain that way in future versions of the standard.
The baseline could stay the same for beyond code programs as well such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating program, ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and the federal tax incentive programs.
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