Energy Standards Update

BUILDINGS - Smarter Facilities Management

04/30/2013

Energy Standards Update

New guidelines will encourage efficiency in building controls and PV

 

Changes to two standards supporting energy efficiency will encourage more effective use of building controls and solar energy systems.

Changes to ASHRAE’s new BACnet standard are designed to encourage the use of smart lighting controls and other building automation systems. The standard, ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2012, is the only open, consensus-developed standard for building controls and encourages interoperability among building equipment and systems from different manufacturers.

The new addendum also provides several improvements specific to alarm handling, such as improved fault handling, alarm distribution in scalability, and simplifications in alarm distribution allowing support for less complex products.

ASTM is reinstating a previously withdrawn standard as a response to surging development and demand for alternative energy.

ASTM E903 offers guidelines for assessing the performance of different material formulations – such as window glass, solar panel cover materials, heat management films, and optical components of solar energy systems – under realistic variations in the solar spectrum, thus encouraging the development for more durable, reliable PV products.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

Search our Trade Pro Directory to find professionals that can help identify energy-efficient natural gas options that save energy and qualify for rebates to save you money.


 
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