The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) launched a new campaign emphasizing its role as "the engineering engine that drives sustainability."
As part of ASHRAE’s stronger focus on its involvement in green buildings, ASHRAE has introduced a new logo and theme, Engineering for Sustainability, and Web site, www.engineeringforsustainability.org, that will be used to identify ASHRAE products and services related to sustainability.
"ASHRAE has long provided ‘engineering for sustainability’ by applying its diverse technology assets to the sustainability movement in energy efficiency, indoor environment and industrial processes,” Ron Jarnagin, chair of a committee developing a roadmap for sustainability for ASHRAE, said. “With growing focus in the industry on the green movement, we need to emphasize that ASHRAE is the engineering engine that drives sustainability.”
Jarnagin noted that ASHRAE's recent efforts include publishing and working on the Advanced Energy Design Guide series, Standard 90.1, which contains a section guiding designers on how to meet requirements for building rating programs, and the ASHRAE GreenGuide, all part of an ASRHAE green “toolkit.”
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