Codes / Standards
ASHRAE 32-2012 covers operation and maintenance best practices
July 16, 2012 - The new ASHRAE Guideline 32-2012, Sustainable, High Performance Operation and Maintenance, claims to help facility managers and building operating staff achieve the lowest economic and environmental life cycle cost without sacrificing safety or functionality. The guideline applies to the ongoing operational practices regarding: energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and health and safety for the building envelope, HVAC&R, complementary energy systems, and electrical systems. According to ASHRAE, Guideline 32 helps users evaluate and eliminate the wasted energy caused by poor operating procedures, while providing a no regrets path to improving energy efficiency in buildings.