Standards

The IoT Opens New Opportunities for Energy Efficient Buildings

Carl Weinschenk

The great potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve energy efficiency in buildings was illustrated during the past week by an introduction and an investment. The problem addressed by the introduction is that the IoT is being deployed before interoperability and other standards and protocols are fully developed and in place. This means   …Continue Reading


ASHRAE, ANSI Update Refrigerant Standards

Carl Weinschenk

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) last week announced the publication of updates to two refrigerant standards. The press release says that the standards, which were promulgated in association with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), incorporate 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends. ASNI/ASHRAE 15 is “Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systmes”   …Continue Reading


Finding Efficiencies Through ISO 50001

Carl Weinschenk

The International Organization for Standardization specification leads to significant energy efficiency gains.


California Energy Commission Votes on Computer and Monitor Rules

Carl Weinschenk

These devices consume huge amounts of electricity. The goal in The Golden State is to curb their appetites, a least a bit.


Energy Efficiency Goes Hand in Hand with Renewable Certification Efforts

Carl Weinschenk

LEED, the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM are important because they save energy, improve owners’ images and allow higher rents to be charged. Energy managers are on the front lines of implementation.


Updated Standard from ANSI, ASHRAE and IES

Carl Weinschenk

ANSI, ASHRAE and IES have published Standard 90.1-2016, which is the “Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.” ASHRAE says that the document contains 125 addenda published since the 2013 standard. The document serves as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes. The newest version is the 10th edition published   …Continue Reading


LEED v4 is Ready to Take Center Stage

Carl Weinschenk

The latest version of the standard has more aggressive goals, is customized regionally and to market sectors and features better user interfaces.


Waste-to-Energy Shows Growth in New Jersey, Maine and Florida

Carl Weinschenk

WTE approaches are getting a second look as companies seek to cut down on methane emissions and shy away from landfills.


ASHRAE Releases Datacenter Standard

Carl Weinschenk

An energy standard for datacenters has been published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ANSI/ASHRAE 90.4-2016, “Energy Standard for Data Centers,” establishes, according to the organization, minimum energy efficiency requirements of datacenter design and construction. It also helps set standards for the operational planning and maintenance and utilization of onsite   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency and Waste Disposal Grow Closer

Carl Weinschenk

Energy managers are perfectly positioned to help get rid on what no longer is needed — from old food to old PCs — in efficient and environmentally sound ways.