*This post was drafted by Isaac Elnecave and Michael Hairston of the MEEA Policy Team

 

At the recently concluded ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Montreal, significant changes occurred to the development of the ASHRAE 90.2 standard (ASHRAE 90.2 is the companion standard to ASHRAE 90.1 and applies primarily to residential dwellings). Prior to the meeting, an advisory draft proposal had been circulated by the committee. This proposal received a very negative reaction from the codes community.

 

The 90.2 proposal was based on a proposal (EC-16) submitted by the National Association of Home Builders to the International Code Council (ICC) which was rejected by the building officials attending the Final Action Hearings last year  (During the ICC Final Action Hearings, building officials vote on proposed amendments to the code.  Amendments receiving an affirmative vote are included in the next version of the International Energy Conservation Code, which is the model energy code.)

 

At the ASHRAE meeting, interested parties were given (in a departure from standard ASHRAE policy) an opportunity to deliver comments on the proposal. The comments were uniformly opposed to the proposal and called for a radical redirection in the code development process (i.e. simply tweaking the proposal would be woefully insufficient). Most of the comments called on the 90.2 committee to use its expertise to consider the developing of a standard that is more energy efficient than the national model codes developed at the ICC.

 

Discussions by upper management at ASHRAE are ongoing to determine the direction of the 90.2 standard.

 

More posts like this and other energy efficiency topics at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance official blog MEEAUnplugged.

Views: 149

Tags: 90.2, ASHRAE, Building, Codes

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Profile IconBrian Coverstone, Charlie Ouellette, Karin Haerter and 1 more joined Home Energy Pros
1 hour ago
Juan added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Need Energy conservatory Blower door 3 + DG-700

Hello thanks for taking the time to read this post. I am currently looking for a blower door…See More
11 hours ago
Juan joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
11 hours ago
Caoimhin P Connell replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Good morning, Mr. Cullen – As I mentioned in another post – for the purposes under…"
13 hours ago
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"If putting the house under positive pressure using fresh air helps mitigate not just radon, but…"
14 hours ago
Rich Manning replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Tell them the truth as you know it, and back it up with the facts!!"
14 hours ago
Rich Manning replied to Charles Ryan Weitzel's discussion Oil Fired Boiler Being Used as the Heating Source in Two Air Handlers of a Historic Home
"Yes, its a Hydro-air system. It uses one boiler to supply hot water to the coil in the supply side…"
14 hours ago
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
";) I love uncovering absuedities... Funny how creatively and vehemently people will argue against…"
14 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service