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ASHRAE releases guide for energy-efficient building design

August 13, 2018   Jillian Morgan

ASHRAE has published a resource for building professionals designing efficient and grid-responsive buildings.

Titled “Building Our New Energy Future,” the guide aligns with ASHRAE’s 2018-19 society theme of the same name.

The resource was developed in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, the National Institute of Building Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Topics include distributed energy resources, electric vehicles and buildings, the Internet of Things, smart grids and buildings, the future of utilities and high-performance building design.

Strategies to communicate about prioritizing loads, storing versus using energy, and advances in renewable energy are provided throughout. It also shares new practice areas and business opportunities for building professionals that will emerge.

Electronic versions of the resource can be downloaded at www.ashrae.org/about/leadership/ashrae-president.

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