December 6 Industry professionals can get guidance on how to meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 189.1 2009, “Standard for the Design of High Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings," in a new User's Manual now available from ASHRAE.
The new User's Manual provides explanations of the standard's requirements and examples of its application. It contains sample calculations, forms to demonstrate compliance and references to helpful resources and websites. It can also be suitable for use in educational programs, says ASHRAE.
“Because of the breadth of the key topic areas covered in the standard –- site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building's impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources it is important for users to have a thorough understanding of how they come together to create a sustainable building," said Kent Peterson, former chair of the Standard 189.1 committee. “The User's Manual aids architects and engineers in applying the standard to design; general and specialty contractors in constructing buildings that are in compliance; and plan examiners and field inspectors in enforcing the standard where adopted into code."
It can be ordered through ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404-321-5478, or via the ASHRAE bookstore: www.ashrae.org/bookstore. The cost of the Standard 189.1 User's Manual is $93 for non-ASHRAE members; $79 for members.