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ASHRAE launches Standard 90.1 portal for building professionals

The portal offers access to the standard’s user manual, which provides detailed instruction for the design of commercial and high-rise residential buildings

Resources related to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 can now be accessed through an online portal [representational image].
Resources related to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 can now be accessed through an online portal [representational image].

Building professionals can now access the suite of resources related to ASHRAE Standard 90.1, or the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, through a newly unveiled online portal.

According to ASHRAE, the features of the portal include a multi-publication online tool that allows users to view each publication side by side or separately, as well as copy, paste, print, or annotate content.

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The portal also offers access to the Standard 90.1 user's manual. ASHRAE noted in a statement that the manual provides detailed instruction for the design of commercial and high-rise residential buildings to ensure standard compliance.

Another feature of the portal is a redlined version of Standard 90.1, showing what changes were made from the previous edition, ASHRAE added.

Drake Erbe, chair of ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 committee, commented: “ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is used globally as an industry benchmark for setting minimum energy performance standards and energy codes.

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“Bringing all 90.1-related resources together in one location will empower building professionals to focus more on delivering energy efficiency requirements, knowing they have access to the most current Standard 90.1 information.

“Standard 90. 1 has proven to be an indispensable reference for engineers and other professionals involved in the design of buildings and building systems. The 90.1 portal will be a helpful companion resource for users,” said Erbe.

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