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Webinar to discuss key changes to ASHRAE 90.1-2019
WASHINGTON, DC, 8 June 2020: The CxEnergy 2020 Virtual webinar series, on June 11, will examine the overhauled ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019, which provides minimum requirements for energy-efficient designs for buildings, the organizers of the event said through a Press release. The event, to be presented by Reid Hart, of the Pacific NW National Labs, will include an examination of the commissioning requirements for the new edition as well as comparisons to the current International Energy Efficiency Code, the release said.
Many states apply ASHRAE 90.1 to buildings being constructed or under renovation, and most apply it – or comparable standards – for all commercial buildings, the release said. ASHRAE Standard 90.1 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings – was recently overhauled to clarify commissioning requirements for the 2019 edition, the release said. An important expansion of typical commissioning work is a review of the design for compliance with 90.1 requirements, the release said. The webinar will explain the boundaries between a full commissioning project and items required in 90.1, the release said. In addition, the webinar will make comparisons to the current version of the International Energy Efficiency Code, the release said.
According to the release, the learning objectives of the webinar are:
- Describe the commissioning requirements in ASHRAE Standard 90.1.
- List additional Cx items required by 90.1, not typically included in the Cx process.
- Note the differences between standard 90.1 and the IECC relative to Commissioning required by energy codes.
- Describe the difference between normative requirements and informative information in energy codes.
CxEnergy Virtual is presented by the Energy Management Association (EMA), along with its affiliates: the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) and AABC Commissioning Group (ACG). ACG’s Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) Certification comprises the world’s largest group of independent, certified commissioning professionals.
The webinar, approved for 1 AIA LU, will start at 2pm Eastern, the organizers said, adding that those interested in attending can Register here.