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The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
The standard was first published in 1981, and the need for its requirements has grown as more attention is paid to improving energy in current building stock. Public input to the proposed changes is being sought from May 4 until June 18.
The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical construction.
Prior to the new rules, federal and commercial buildings had to meet requirements in the 2004 standard.
The need for the standard’s requirements has grown as more attention is paid to improving energy in the country’s current building stock. Public review is open until May 25, 2011.
As energy efficiency strategies get “smarter,” HVAC systems are one area of opportunity for facility managers.
Public comments, which can be submitted until this Friday, May 14, will serve as the agenda for the hearings.