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ASHRAE funds research project

March 9, 2011
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

August 27, 2010
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

July 16, 2010
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

June 4, 2010
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

May 27, 2010
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

April 8, 2010
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

January 4, 2010
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

October 28, 2009
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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BIM news

August 13, 2009
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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