Codes / Standards
ASHRAE offers Advanced Energy Design Guide for large hospitals – 2012
December 18, 2012 - ASHRAE’s latest Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Large Hospitals boasts recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings when compared with the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The guide focuses on standard mid-to-large-size hospitals that would typically be at least 100,000-sf. in size. Included in the guide are recommendations for the design of the building opaque envelope; fenestration; lighting systems; HVAC systems; building automation and controls; outdoor air requirements; service water heating; measurement and verification; and plug and process loads, including kitchen equipment.