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04/19/2010

Energy Use in Elevators May Drop

Proposed addendum df to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, takes a first step in addressing inefficiency of ventilation fans and cab lighting

 
Energy Use in Elevators May Drop

Going down? Energy use in buildings could drop with a proposed requirement to Standard 90.1 that regulates ventilation and cab lighting in elevators.

 

Proposed addendum df to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, takes a first step in addressing inefficiency of ventilation fans and cab lighting, both of which often operate 24/7, regardless of load or occupancy. The addendum is one of 12 proposed addenda to the standard currently out for public comment.

 

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the European E4 Committee estimate elevator energy use to be in the range of 2 to 5 percent of total building electric consumption. Proposed addendum df would require cab lighting systems to have efficacy of not less than 35 lumens per watt; that cab ventilation fans for elevators without air conditioning shall not consume over 0.7 W*s/L at maximum speed; when stopped and unoccupied, with doors closed for over 15 minutes, cab interior lighting and ventilation shall be de-energized until required for operation.

 

“Two to 5 percent of building energy consumption is significant; beginning to realize those savings using this addendum is an important step,” says Drake Erbe, chair of the 90.1 mechanical subcommittee.

 

 


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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.

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