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ASHRAE publishes User’s Manual for Standard 90.1

Helps users understand principles and requirements of Standard

| | Aug 14, 2014 | 3:39 pm
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Helps users understand principles and requirements of Standard

ASHRAE has announced coming out with a User’s Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, incorporating 110 addenda, reflecting changes made through the public review process.

Guidance on how to incorporate changes regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical and the energy cost budget in the 2013 energy standard from ASHRAE and IES are included in the newly published manual, the announcement added.

Because the standard is written in mandatory language and is not intended as a design specification or an instruction manual, the User’s Manual was developed to minimise multiple interpretations of Standard 90.1 that may occur, ASHRAE explained.

According to ASHRAE, the manual, with measurements and calculations in both I-P and SI units, making it usable with either edition of the Standard, helps users understand its principles and requirements and how to comply with them.

The manual, ASHRAE elaborated, with sample calculations, application examples and references to helpful resources and websites, is intended for architects, engineers, contractors, code officials and other building professionals, and is also suitable for use in educational programmes.

In addition, purchasers of the manual can download compliance forms and tools from ASHRAE.org, ASHRAE informed.

“Including all the forms and instructions together in one location vs. including them in print allows users to download the package for continual use in their business,” Drake Erbe, Standard 90.1 Committee Chair, said.

ASHRAE gave the following purchase details: The cost of the User’s Manual is $115 ($98, ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 678-539-2129, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.

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