Complying with Standard 90.1-2013: HVAC/Mechanical
Course Length: 3 hours
This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program:
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Design professionals, code officials and building owners must keep up with the new, more stringent requirements to comply with the quickly evolving Standard 90.1-2013. This course describes the new and updated Mandatory and Prescriptive requirements for HVAC and Service Water Heating systems, along with insights on how to comply during building design and construction.
In 2007, ASHRAE determined that the 2010 version of Standard 90.1 would show a 30% reduction in energy use when compared to the 2004 edition. The 2013 edition added an 8.5% source energy savings and 7.6% site energy savings, for a total of nearly 40% below that required for a 2004-compliant building. The U.S. Department of Energy issued a ruling that establishes Standard 90.1-2013 Energy Standard for Buildings as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.