ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2022 Receives Model Energy Code Determination from the DOE

March 7, 2024

ASHRAE received a determination issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) stating that ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2022: Energy Standard for Sites and Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings will increase energy efficiency in […]


ASHRAE’s Latest Edition Performance Standard for Existing Buildings Shifts Focus to Decarbonization

January 17, 2024

ASHRAE has released the latest version of its energy-efficiency standard for existing buildings, with an expanded focus to incorporate building decarbonization. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2024: Energy and Emissions Building Performance Standard […]


U.S. DOE Finalizes Efficiency Standards for Residential Refrigerators and Freezers

January 3, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced two energy-efficiency actions that will save American households and businesses $5 billion per year on their utility bills, while significantly cutting energy […]


Code on a Mission Goal Exceeded with 119 Million+ People Benefiting from Modern Energy Codes

January 2, 2024

The International Code Council’s Code on a Mission challenge achieved a significant milestone by surpassing its original goal of covering more than a third of the U.S. population (115 million Americans) […]


U.S. DOE Finalizes Energy-Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces

October 3, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has finalized Congressionally mandated energy-efficiency standards for residential gas furnaces that will slash household utility costs by $1.5 billion annually and significantly reduce greenhouse […]


ASHRAE Wraps Up Successful 2023 Building Performance Analysis Conference

September 25, 2023

Embodied carbon and operational energy were the focus of the 2023 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference held recently in Austin, Texas. The theme of the conference “Holistic Building Analysis: Linking Operational […]


Building Efficiency System Tool™ (BEST) 6.2 Version Is Now Available for Download

August 7, 2023

The Radiant Professionals Alliance’s (RPA) Building Efficiency System Tool™ (BEST) 6.2, an interactive commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison application, is now available for download here. The enhanced BEST 6.2 […]


2023 ASHRAE Student Design Competition Winners Display Energy-Efficient Building Innovations

August 2, 2023

ASHRAE announced the winners of its 2023 Student Design Competition and Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge. The competitions recognize the exceptional talents and problem-solving skills of students in HVAC&R, building sciences, and […]


DOE Announces New Efficiency Standards for Commercial Water Heaters

August 1, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced three new energy efficiency actions that will save Americans more than $1 billion in utility bills every year. The Congressionally mandated final […]


U.S. DOE Proposes New Energy-Efficiency Standards for Water Heaters

July 25, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed new energy-efficiency standards to save consumers $11.4 billion on their energy and water bills every year. The Congressionally mandated proposed standards for […]

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