Here we go again - discussing Standards 90.1 and 62-89. It seems like we just finished covering where the standards are, where they're going, who's against them, why things aren't moving faster. But it's actually been over a year since we last visited with Ron Jarnagin and Steve Taylor, the chairmen of 90.1 and 62-89, respectively, to find out what's going on.
It's been a busy 18 months. Jarnagin has been working feverishly in order to be able to present a revised 90.1 ("Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings") to the ASHRAE Board at this month's 1999 ASHRAE Summer Meeting in Seattle. This has meant traveling almost constantly, returning numerous phone calls, being interviewed countless times, and responding to thousands of public comments - all the while holding a full-time job at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.