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Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these areas.
Numerous awards and announcements are being made during ASHRAE’s 2011 Winter Conference being held this week in Las Vegas.
As energy efficiency strategies get “smarter,” HVAC systems are one area of opportunity for facility managers.
Federal legislation recently signed into law will provide training for federal building personnel in the areas of building operations and maintenance, energy management, safety, and design functions.
This green building design and construction code will have an impact on indoor air quality for those who adopt it.
Through a funding contract with the Department of Energy, copies of the I-P edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are being offered as a free downloadable PDF as of October 22, 2010.
The 2010 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 14 new refrigerant blends added.
New research supported by ASHRAE indicates that non-chemical devices (NCD) marketed to control the growth of biological agents may not materially reduce biological growth.
Engineering practices such as building information modeling (BIM), geothermal, and combined cooling, heating, and power were highlighted in the winning entries in the 2010 ASHRAE Student Design Competition.
As of June 2010, the building codes of 14 states and four territories do not meet the requirements in 90.1-2007. A total of $5 million from the DOE is available to be awarded for up to 20 states.