Last week, ASHRAE received a Best Sustainable Practice Award in the Educational Initiatives category, which recognizes the best products, processes, educational tools, and outreach initiatives. The award was presented by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.
The award centered on the presidential challenge made by Terry Townsend of ASHRAE’s promise for a sustainable future. To fulfill that challenge, ASHRAE is using its expertise and tools to provide cost-effective solutions in designing, operating and maintaining energy efficiency and sustainable buildings.
Realizing that sustainability cannot be accomplished without measurable goals, ASHRAE has put in place some 35 specific challenges, ranging from a proposed water conservation standard, development of building performance metrics, research and design guidance resulting in net zero energy use buildings, and greening of ASHRAE meetings.
The award is the second for ASHRAE from SBIC. Last year, the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings published by ASHRAE and the ASHRAE Journal supplement, “Building for the Future,” were recognized with honorable mention in the educational initiatives category.
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