ASHRAE Publishes First Zero Net Energy and Zero Net Carbon Building Evaluation Standard

April 27, 2023

ASHRAE has released a new standard to measure zero net carbon and energy goals in buildings. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 228-2023: Standard Method of Evaluating Zero Net Energy and Zero Net Carbon […]


U.S. DOE Announces the 21st Annual Solar Decathlon Winners

April 26, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the winners of the 21st annual Solar Decathlon®, the DOE’s longest-running student competition. The annual collegiate contest challenges the next generation of […]


USGBC Opens Second Public Comment for the LEED v4 Energy Update

April 26, 2023

An update to LEED v4 was proposed on November 22, 2022 to reflect a focus on increased energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions. This update raises the threshold […]


DOE Proposes New Standards for Residential Appliances to Save Energy and Water

February 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed new energy-efficiency standards for refrigerators and clothes washers that will lower household energy costs and significantly reduce pollution. The DOE expects the […]


Updated Building Efficiency System Tool™ (BEST 6.1) Now Available for Download

February 7, 2023

A significant upgrade to the Hydronic Industry Alliance-Commercial’s (HIA-C) Building Efficiency System Tool™ (BEST), the interactive commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison application, is now available for download. BEST 6.1 […]


ASHRAE Expands Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

February 6, 2023

ASHRAE announced its unwavering commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the launch of its redesigned building decarbonization webpage and the release of a new Building Performance Standards Technical […]


International Code Council Releases New Energy Codes and Building Performance Standards Resource

January 30, 2023

The International Code Council has announced the publication of a new resource on building performance standards (BPS) and energy codes entitled Energy Codes and Building Performance Standards: Supporting Energy Use […]


Newly Released ASHRAE 90.1-2022 Includes Expanded Scope for Building Sites

January 25, 2023

ASHRAE has released its latest version of its benchmark energy efficiency standard, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2022: Energy Efficiency Standard for Sites and Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The latest version includes […]


New Report Showcases the Far-Reaching Benefits of Energy Efficiency

December 20, 2022

A new report quantifies the powerful impact of energy efficiency across key sectors of the American economy and demonstrates how efficiency investments reduce carbon emissions, lower energy bills, and improve public […]


DOE Provides Assistance Supporting Resilient and Efficient Building Energy Codes

December 19, 2022

The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has announced $45 million in competitive grants to help states and partnering organizations implement updated building energy codes and lower […]

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