ASHRAE Introduces Minimum Energy Efficiency Requirements for Data Centers

Proposed Energy Standard For Data Centers, Telecommunications Buildings Open For Public Comment ASHRAE, February 20, 2015 A proposed standard from ASHRAE providing requirements for energy use in data centers is open for public input. ASHRAE Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings, is open for its first public review until March 30, […]


Outcome-Based Energy Codes Focus on Building Performance

Since the launch of various energy codes, energy engineers have compared their proposed energy model to a baseline energy model via a “percent better than code” metric. Whether this metric is a percent energy savings or percent energy cost savings output, what significance does this value have outside of the realm of the specific code or standard under which the model was analyzed?

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Ask the Expert: Building Commissioning – Is It Really Worth It?

As energy efficiency programs strive to transform the market with new technologies and systems, building commissioning remains one of the most ripe and undervalued opportunities. Commissioning and its various forms, which include re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, and continuous commissioning, ensure that the systems in a building are operating as efficiently as possible.