Green / Sustainability Building Standards – ASHRAE

ASHRAE green building standard published – Minimum requirements for the siting, design, construction and plans for operation of high-performance buildings.

The commercial green building standard in the U.S., standard 189.1 was drafted by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in conjunction with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the U.S. Green Building Council.

“long-needed green building foundation for those who strive to design, build and operate green buildings.” – ASHRAE

Covers: site sustainability, water-use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmospshere, materials and resources.

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