Codes / Standards
November 27, 2017 - ISO 50001 “Energy management” is being updated; a new draft was approved this month, and the next edition of ISO 50001 is being published in 2018.
March 6, 2017 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in the United States released a new energy management guide for polyphase induction motors: NEMA MG 10-2017 - Energy Management Guide for Selection and Use of Fixed Frequency Medium AC Squirrel-Cage Polyphase Induction Motors.
February 15, 2017 - Preliminary results show more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program.
November 17, 2016 - Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) say they are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50% more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
October 25, 2016 - “These changes to the building code ensure that the amount of energy used by homeowners and businesses will be permanently reduced, and the savings will continue into the future,” said Minister Shannon Phillips of Alberta’s announcement that it has updated or adopted seven new codes, all of which include energy efficiency improvements.
October 3, 2016 - Members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the U.S.) Motor & Generator Section and the European Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines & Power Electronics (CEMEP) say they have a “new direction for global motor efficiency standards”.
August 5, 2016 - A proposed joint standard from ASHRAE and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) that establishes practices for conducting and reporting energy audits is open for an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review from August 5 - September 19, 2016.
July 12, 2016 - About 600 changes were introduced in the 2015 editions of the National Model Construction Codes, now known as Codes Canada.
June 15, 2016 - It was five years ago ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems – requirements with guidance for use, specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system) was first published. The standard helps organizations improve energy performance and reducing energy costs.
June 30, 2015 - The American National Standard Practice for Office Lighting (RP-1-12) is now available in both French and Spanish, announced the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES).
June 12, 2015 - New chapters on smart building systems and moisture management in buildings are included in the 2015 ASHRAE handbook—HVAC Applications.
March 12, 2015 – An Energy Star score could be coming to a supermarket near you.
February 25, 2015 - ASHRAE and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) have released a newly revised standard to provide “greater guidance and a more comprehensive approach to retrofit of existing buildings for increased energy efficiency.”
February 20, 2015 - A proposed standard from global society ASHRAE providing requirements for energy use in data centers is now open for public input.
November 3, 2014 - When it comes to energy, ASHRAE says the residential sector consumes 21% of all the primary energy used by the U.S. and 54% of all energy used by buildings, which explains why ASHRAE announced it is “exploring its role in residential, looking at how it can contribute most effectively to the improvement of the performance of residential buildings”.
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