Tech Tip: What Impact Will Revised Standard Have on Building Energy Measurement?

According to a ACHR article, ASHRAE’s latest revision to its Standard 105-2014 spells good news for the number crunchers among us as it creates a common basis in reporting performance data for both “existing or proposed buildings.” 

The revision improves the ability to compare design options and analyze factors like consumption of energy resources and creation of greenhouse gas emissions to understand the whole energy picture. 

In the article, Keith Emerson, chair of the Standard 105 committee, said that a standard method was needed “in order to be able to compare one building’s energy use to another.” The revised standard is especially helpful for building managers trying to assess cost and building performance at different times of the year. 

The revised standard was intentionally made flexible to allow adoptees to determine exactly which factors and multipliers to include in their calculations. 

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To learn more about the revised Standard 105-2014, download the ASHREA report here.

 

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