July 31, 2002
Measures to provide safe, healthy and comfortable indoor environments while limiting their impact on natural resources are outlined in a new position statement fromASHRAE(Atlanta). The society approved its Building Sustainability Position Statement at its annual meeting. "The HVAC&R industry must take a long-range view of the implications of our actions and designs," ASHRAE President Donald Colliver, Ph.D., P.E., said. "That view must include building sustainability." Under the policy, ASHRAE will use its position as a recognized global leader in hvacr technologies and applications to develop and disseminate technical information, standards, educational programs and research on issues of social importance to promote building sustainability.