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ASHRAE leaders address the Canadian Standing Committee on Natural Resources

ASHRAE provided testimony focused on the technical tools, standards and guidelines it develops that can help government and the private sector deliver on energy efficiency and building performance, the body says

| | Nov 22, 2018 | 6:25 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 22 November 2018: Sheila J Hayter, President, ASHRAE, and Darryl K Boyce, President-elect, ASHRAE, testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada, on November 20, the former body announced in a Press communiqué.

The Committee is currently studying economic opportunities for energy efficiency in Canada, the communiqué said. ASHRAE provided testimony focused on the technical tools, standards and guidelines it develops that can help government and the private sector deliver on energy efficiency and building performance, the communiqué further said. During the hearing, Hayter highlighted how ASHRAE resources can help drive sound energy policy, and aid Canada in its development of a nationwide Net Zero Energy Building code, which it aims to complete by 2030, with all provinces and territories adopting and implementing it by 2040, the communiqué added.

Commenting on the testimony, Hayter said: “ASHRAE is honoured to have had the opportunity to testify before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. As Canada moves toward a smart grid, we welcome the opportunity to continue sharing our technical expertise to ensure this transition is done effectively and efficiently and to also assist in providing the tools, resources and knowledge, to ensure proper operation of buildings in this new paradigm.”

Boyce said: “Optimising Canada’s existing buildings and ensuring effective building operations are key to meeting Canada’s energy and climate commitments. Investments in these buildings can also generate solid economic benefits for those who own, operate, live and work in these.”

According to ASHRAE, Boyce particularly pointed out the tools ASHRAE Standard 100, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings; ANSI/ACCA/ASHRAE Standard 211, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits; ASHRAE Building EQ and ASHRAE Standard 135, BACNET A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, as resources well-suited to help Canada achieve its goals.


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