News Analysis

USGBC, ASHRAE, and IESNA to Develop a Green Building Standard

As early as 2007, there may be a new minimum standard for green buildings. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) announced in February 2006 that they will cosponsor the development of ASHRAE/USGBC/IESNA Standard 189P:

Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

Published March 1, 2006