North America

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced the topics and a call for presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference.  
Post date: 5 Gen 2017
Type: News

The duct sizing calculator is a quick reference tool which allows HVAC air distribution system designers to more accurately size ducts, especially flex ducts under varying amounts of compression, based on research results.  
Post date: 21 Dic 2016
Type: Tool

  This report, elaborated by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), reviews the main characteristics of the leading Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes (EEOs) in Europe and the United States, and answers basic questions as to scope and scale to inform European policymakers as they consider extending the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) beyond 2020.  
Post date: 20 Dic 2016
Type: Publication

ATLANTA – A smart grid standard published earlier this year by ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has been approved as an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard.   ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201-2016, Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), provides a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.  
Post date: 16 Dic 2016
Type: News

This paper reviews and summarises research studies of residential energy efficiency (EE) and related ventilation upgrades, discusses ways that programmes monetise occupant health co-benefits, highlights innovative programmes that combine EE and health-focused home repairs and identifies where research gaps exist, and/or where research can be improved and leveraged.   Key study findings include:  
Post date: 13 Dic 2016
Type: Publication

Many construction projects always have one thing in common – the energy infrastructure is key. The guidelines are clear: less CO2 emissions, better lifetime and improved climate protection, all achieved through both intention and action. The influence of insulation on efficiency and cost savings should be quantified and considered in every decision. A new calculation tool  has been launched in order to provide detailed answers to these questions.  
Post date: 13 Dic 2016
Type: News

ATLANTA – More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases.   A review of the new classes of lower global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants within the context of legacy refrigerants and the forces that drive the development of new refrigerants is the focus of a new educational course from ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).  
Post date: 7 Dic 2016
Type: News

Impact of the financial crisis on carbon economics - Version 2.1 of the Global Greenhouse Gas Abatement Cost Curve  
Post date: 6 Dic 2016
Type: Publication

ATLANTA – An in-depth look at ASHRAE’s work in the residential market as well as guidance on several aspects of residential design is offered in four free seminars at the 2017 AHR Expo.   The four seminars are free, and no badge is required to attend. They take place Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.  
Post date: 30 Nov 2016
Type: News

The 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting and Exhibit will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Information about symposium sessions and broader impact programming will be posted on the http://www.mrs.org/spring2017 website as details become available closer to the Meeting.
Post date: 23 Nov 2016
Type: Evento