ATLANTA, United States, 26 January 2024: ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) announced the release of the full publication public review draft of a proposed joint standard for the evaluation and documentation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across a building’s life cycle.
Making the announcement through a Press Release dated January 26 but sent to Climate Control Middle East on February 2, ASHRAE said, the proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Quantification of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings is open for comment from February 2 to March 18. ASHRAE added that drafts are posted and comments can be made at osr.ashrae.org.
ASHRAE said Standard 240P will provide a methodology to quantify the embodied and operational GHG emissions associated with buildings and their sites. The standard, the Association said, will also provide minimum requirements for documentation of life cycle GHG emissions.
ASHRAE said the standard is intended to support building industry stakeholders, governments and the finance and investment industry in implementing a common platform for measuring, reporting and acting upon the GHG emissions of buildings.
Ginger Scoggins, President 2023-24, ASHRAE, said: “Standard 240P will play a pivotal role in addressing embodied carbon and significantly impacting the built environment’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly within mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. Moreover, we are pleased to collaborate with the International Code Council (ICC) on this standard, recognising the joint effort’s potential to advance effective solutions and contribute to a more sustainable future.”
ASHRAE said, to review Standard 240P and provide comments, visit osr.ashrae.org. In addition, the Association said that for all standards-related activities, including announcements, public review drafts open for comment, calls for members and more, sign up for ASHRAE Standards Actions at ashrae.org/StandardsActions.