According to ASHRAE, while many building rating programs exist worldwide, there is nothing in the industry that standardizes the contents of these programs, ensuring users are knowledgeable about what impacts their rating.
Ten online professional development seminars focused on commissioning, environmental quality, energy efficiency, HVAC applications, and standards and guidelines are being offered this fall by the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).
With 12 confirmed dead and more than 120 cases of infection due to legionellosis, New York City Council adopted legislation that requires adherence to part of ASHRAE’s newly published Legionella standard.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.