High-Performance Green Buildings: The impact of ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011
Buildings in the United States account for 39 percent of carbon dioxide emissions, 40 percent of energy consumption and 13 percent of water consumption. They also occupy valuable land, contribute to urban heat islands, atmospheric pollution, and landfill waste. More and more building owners and municipalities want a standard for buildings which exceed minimum building codes. ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011 Design of High-Performance Green Buildings addresses this demand. It’s a mandatory-language code-intended standard with provisions related to building sites, water use, energy efficiency, general environmental impact, and indoor environmental quality. This program presents an overview of the standard and provides some insight regarding its potential impact on future building codes and building designs
- Summarize the ASHRAE definition of a high-performance building
- Summarize the relationship between standards, codes, and building rating systems
- Identify the updates to ASHRAE Standard 189.1 for each section
- Identify updates to referenced ASHRAE standards and how they impact Standard 189.1
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