Revised ASHRAE Standard Compares Building Energy Performance

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05/01/2014

Revised ASHRAE Standard Compares Building Energy Performance

Consistency is key

 

Determining building energy use is difficult without reporting standards that set consistent guidelines for measuring, expressing, and comparing performance.

The how-to of measuring a building’s energy use can get convoluted. Are the measurements of a building’s area taken from the exterior dimensions or to the centerline of the wall? Are storage spaces included or not?

The newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, supports commonality in reporting building energy performance to provide consistent methods of measuring, expressing, and comparing.

“A standard method of measurement is needed in order to be able to compare one building’s energy use to another,” says Keith Emerson, chair of the committee that wrote the standard. “For instance, comparing one building’s summer energy use to another building’s winter use would be comparing apples and oranges.”

The new standard now includes procedures for going beyond site energy to calculate the impact of building energy use on primary (source) energy and greenhouse gases.

It also provides a common basis for reporting energy use in terms of delivered energy forms and expressions of performance, relating design options, and comparing energy performance in terms of energy resources used and greenhouse gas emissions created.

 

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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.

 


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

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. 


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.


 
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