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Standard 189 Released for Comment

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released the first public comment draft of its “Proposed Standard 189, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.” This standard, being developed in conjunction with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the first effort to create a code-enforceable green building requirement based on the LEED Rating System (see

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Vol. 15, No. 3). The draft runs to 215 pages, including a series of “informative appendices” on topics such as integrated design and creating a building durability plan. Comments will be accepted through July 9, 2007; the draft is available at www.ashrae.org/publicreviews/.

Published June 7, 2007

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