PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Work Resumes on Green-Building Standard

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Comment | More

The newly expanded committee charged with writing the nation’s first standard on high-performing green buildings has resumed work on the proposed standard, and convened Jan. 27 during the 2009 Winter Conference of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in Chicago.

 

The committee is writing proposed Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The panel has been expanded to 34 voting members after a recent call for members to broaden the variety of industries, designers and code officials participating.

“The new committee roster brings a wide spectrum of green building expertise to bear on the standard’s content in keeping with ASHRAE’s commitment to excellence in consensus standards development. ASHRAE and its partners look forward to working with the new committee to develop guidance that will minimize a building’s impact on the environment, said Kent Peterson, chairman of the Standard 189.1 committee and an ASHRAE presidential member.

 

Proposed Standard 189 is being developed by ASHRAE in conjunction with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The standard is described as the first code-intended green-building standard in the U.S.

 

Aimed at providing minimum criteria for green-building practices, the standard is applicable to new commercial buildings and major renovation projects, ASHRAE said. When completed, it will address energy efficiency, a building’s impact on the atmosphere, sustainable sites, water use efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality, among other high-performance green-building issues.

The proposed standard has generated substantial public interest, with more than 900 comments received during each of two previous public reviews. It is anticipated that the standard will undergo a new full public review in the near future as technical guidance and input is offered by new committee members, ASHRAE said.

   

Tagged categories: Green building; Sustainability

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


Atlantic Design, Inc.
POWER ON WITH ADI!

The most air flow possible… In the smallest package imaginable… For a price you won’t believe! 866.Call.ADI


Abrasives Inc.
See the difference immediately Black Magic®

Quality blast abrasive goes farther. Use Black Magic® The Tough Stuff coal slag. Cleaner, consistent, less dust. Order yours today!
Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
2015 WJTA-IMCA Conf/Expo Click here to register today!

Nov. 2-4, New Orleans. See the latest advances in automated and handheld UHP waterjetting tools/systems for paint/coating removal, surface prep, industrial cleaning. Exhibits, live demos.


AGC Chemicals
I-65 Arch Bridge Gets a Facelift with LUMIFLON®FEVE Coating

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, offering a low-maintenance solution that retains color and gloss and can be field-applied.


Novetas Solutions
Number 1 Crushed Glass Abrasive in America!

Manufactured from 100% Recycled Glass.
NO Crystalline Silica,
Beryllium & Arsenic
Great White Metal Finish!
4 plants on Navy QPL
Call us at 866-775-6226


Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-TATOR LABORATORY SERVICES

• Coating failure analysis
• Independent
  comparative testing
• Accelerated
  weathering testing
• Toxic metals testing
• A2LA Accredited
800-245-6379


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Compressors
•Lighting Systems
•Generators
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com