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ASHRAE funds research project

ASHRAE has voted to fund research designed to help engineers and designers use building data to improve building operations. Readers of Engineered Systems are familiar with using data as Howard
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NFPA seeks comments on proposed amendments

The National Fire Protection Agency is seeking comments on proposed tentative interim amendments. These include NFPA 32-2007 and Proposed 2011 Edition, Standard for Drycleaning Plants; NFPA 58- 2011, Liquefied Petroleum
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ASHRAE installs new officers

ASHRAE is reporting that it installed new officers and directors during its annual meeting held last month. The new officers include the first female president, Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., Fellow
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MOE Signed Between ASRHAE and JSRAE

ASHRAE is reporting a memorandum of understanding was signed between the society and the Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE). The two groups agreed “to advance and promote
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Assessment of Building EQ To Begin

AHSRAE launched the Building Energy Quotient program, known as Building EQ, which includes both As Designed (asset) and In Operation (as operational) ratings for all building types except residential. ES
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Call for Net-Zero Energy Papers

ATLANTA – Papers addressing the industry’s efforts to achieve zero-energy design are being sought for ASHRAE’s 2011 Winter Conference in Las Vegas, according to a press release from the Society.
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Building labeling program launched

ASHRAE has launched a program designed to report a building’s energy use to owners, operators, tenants, and prospective buyers, according to a press release. The goal of the Building Energy
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Walking the talk

ASHRAE has reported that its 34,500-sq-ft Atlanta-based headquarters has been awarded a LEED® Platinum Certification in the New Construction 2.2 rating system. According to a press release from the Society,
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Standard 189.1 coming soon

BIM news

A recent press release from ASHRAE brings news of a new research project, one of 13 approved at ASHRAE’s recent 2009 Annual Conference, that will “develop open-source reference models by
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