MEP Middle East - - INSIGHT -

ASHRAE 90.1 is a con­sen­sus stan­dard that pro­vides min­i­mum re­quire­ments for the de­sign of en­ergy-ef­fi­cient build­ings. The scope of the stan­dard in­cludes new build­ings and their sys­tems, new por­tions of build­ings and their sys­tems, and new sys­tems and equip­ment in ex­ist­ing build­ings.

Build­ings ac­count for roughly 40% of the en­ergy con­sump­tion and 40% of the car­bon diox­ide emis­sions in the United States. As a con­se­quence, en­ergy us­age in build­ings (both res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial) is re­ceiv­ing sig­nif­i­cant at­ten­tion from fed­eral, state, and lo­cal gov­ern­ment agen­cies. The Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of Heat­ing, Re­frig­er­at­ing, and Air-Con­di­tion­ing En­gi­neers (ASHRAE) Stan­dard 90.1 En­ergy Stan­dard for Build­ings Ex­cept Low-Rise Res­i­den­tial Build­ings pro­vides min­i­mum re­quire­ments for the en­ergy-ef­fi­cient de­sign of com­mer­cial and high-rise res­i­den­tial build­ings. In­su­la­tion pro­fes­sion­als con­cerned with en­ergy ef­fi­ciency in build­ings should be fa­mil­iar with ASHRAE 90.1.

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