Four sets of appeals were filed after the standard was approved for publication. Those appeals included objections to the proposed standard’s building envelope and water heater efficiency sections. Other appeals suggested the standard does not incorporate advanced unit power density levels for lighting, and that rules for demonstrating compliance with the standard using the whole building method were weakened. Also appealed were ASHRAE’s efforts to ensure due process and consensus-building leading to the decision to publish the standard.
At that same October meeting, ASHRAE voted to put ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-1999 on continuous maintenance, whereby it will be updated continuously through addenda.
ASHRAE will now publish the standard and forward it to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for approval as an American National Standard.