News Analysis

ASHRAE to Launch Building Performance Label

Based on Energy Star ratings but applicable to all building types, the ASHRAE label would grade both design and actual performance. A brief label would show these ratings and a qualitative rating such as “average” or “high-performance.” More in-depth information, including operating schedule, indoor air quality testing, and energy-efficient design features, would also be available for each building. The operational portion of the ASHRAE label would need to be updated each year.

Kent Peterson, P.E., the past president of ASHRAE who oversaw the development of the label, told

Published March 26, 2009

Wendt, A. (2009, March 26). ASHRAE to Launch Building Performance Label. Retrieved from