ASHRAE and ICC open public review of Carbon Emissions Evaluation Standard
February 7, 2024 | By HPAC Magazine
Standard 240P will provide a methodology to quantify the embodied and operational GHG emissions associated with buildings.
ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) have releases the public review draft of a proposed joint standard for the evaluation and documentation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across a building’s life cycle.
The proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Quantification of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings is open for comment until March 18, 2024.
Standard 240P will provide a methodology to quantify the embodied and operational GHG emissions associated with buildings and their sites. The standard will also provide minimum requirements for documentation of life cycle GHG emissions.
“Standard 240P will play a pivotal role in addressing embodied carbon and significantly impacting the built environment’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly within mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems,” said 2023-24 ASHRAE president Ginger Scoggins, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE.
To review Standard 240P and provide comments, visit osr.ashrae.org.