ASHRAE president, president-elect address federal natural resources committee
November 21, 2018
Sheila Hayter, ASHRAE president, and Darryl Boyce, president-elect, testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada November 20, 2018.
Hayter and Boyce provided testimony focused on the technical tools, standards and guidelines ASHRAE develops that aim to help government, and the private sector, deliver on energy efficiency and building performance goals.
During the hearing, Hayter discussed how those resources could help drive energy policy, and aid the federal government in its development of a nationwide net-zero energy building code by 2030.
“As Canada moves toward a smart grid, we welcome the opportunity to continue sharing our technical expertise to ensure this transition is done effectively and efficiently, and to also assist in providing the tools, resources, and knowledge to ensure proper operation of buildings in this new paradigm,” Hayter said.
During his testimony, Boyce stated the importance of optimizing the performance of Canada’s existing buildings and emphasized the need to focus on building operations to ensure optimal performance.
“Optimizing Canada’s existing buildings and ensuring effective building operations are key to meeting Canada’s energy and climate commitments,” Boyce said. “Investments in these buildings can also generate solid economic benefits for those who own, operate, live and work in these buildings.”
He pointed to ASHRAE Standard 100, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings; ANSI/ACCA/ASHRAE Standard 211, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits; ASHRAE Building EQ; and ASHRAE Standard 135, BACNET–A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. www.ashrae.org