New Rule Boosts Federal Building Efficiency

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09/01/2013

New Rule Boosts Federal Building Efficiency

Government upgrades to ASHRAE 90.1.

 

To encourage higher energy efficiency standards in federal buildings, the DOE now requires the 2010 version of ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1. The update is expected to save 18.2% more energy than the 2007 version.

The rule falls under the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) and applies to buildings beginning construction one year after its publication in the Federal Register. The act promotes “energy efficiency measures that are technology feasible and economically justifiable.”

The same initiative also includes a timetable to reduce fossil fuel dependence in federal buildings. The current scale specifies a 65% reduction by 2015, 80% by 2020, and 100% by 2030.

 


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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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