ASHRAE Energy Design Guide, Journal Earn SBIC Awards
Dec 13, 2005
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The Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings published by ASHRAE has been recognized with its third award related to sustainability. Also recognized with an award from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) is a sustainability supplement to ASHRAE Journal.

The ASHRAE Journal supplement, Building for the Future, and the design guide both received honorable mention from the SBIC as part of its Best Sustainable Practice Awards. The publications were recognized in the educational initiatives category.

"These two publications are part of ASHRAE’s technical resources that provide the engineering basis for sustainable buildings," Lee Burgett, P.E., ASHRAE president, said. "ASHRAE is pleased to be recognized for its efforts in engineering for sustainability."

Building for the Future is an annual supplement to ASHRAE Journal addressing several sustainable design issues for greater energy efficiency and responsible use of the earth’s resources. It was published in the September 2005 issue. The design guide was developed by a committee of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the New Buildings Institute (NBI), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the Department of Energy (DOE).

The award is the third for the book, which earlier this year was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s as “a significant contribution helping to advance green building." It also was recognized by the Alliance to Save Energy as part of its annual Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards program. The Alliance recognized ASHRAE for its “exemplary illustration of and commitment to energy-efficient policy and practice."

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