A newly published User’s Manual clarifies the intent and implementation of the building industry’s foremost green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example applications.
The User’s Manual to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is intended to help engineers, architects, and contractors understand and comply with the standard and to help code officials and others enforce its requirements. This new version of the User’s Manual updates the version published in 2010, which covered the content of Standard 189.1-2009.
Standard 189.1 addresses the areas of site sustainability; water-use efficiency; energy efficiency; indoor environmental quality; the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources; and construction and plans for operation. The standard is published by ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the U.S. Green Building Council. For complete information on the standard, including a readable copy, visit www.ashrae.org/greenstandard.
“The 2014 standard updates the 2011 standard through 67 individual addenda that modified all sections of the standard,” Andrew Persily, chair of the Standard 189.1 committee, said. “The User’s Manual is vital in helping the industry understand these updated provisions, which will help further reduce building energy and environmental impacts through high performance design, construction and operation while providing indoor environments that support the activities of building occupants.”
Among the many changes in the 2014 edition of Standard 189.1 that are addressed in the User’s Manual are:
The cost of the User’s Manual is $105 ($89, ASHRAE members).
To order, visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore or contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide) or fax 678-539-2129.