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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