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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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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