The ASHRAE working group voted 18-1-1 yesterday in favor of withdrawing the proposed ASHRAE 189.1 addendum to reduce the allowable prescriptive window area. Today the full committee confirmed the vote to withdraw the proposal.
Tom Culp with Birth Point Consulting and a Glass Association of North America (GANA) code consultant explained that the workgroup heard two presentations yesterday. One was from Jon McHugh, the proposal’s key proponent, and another that he presented on behalf of GANA, the Aluminum Extrusion Council (AEC) and the Glazing Industry Code Committee (GICC).
“I am very appreciative of how the entire industry came together including manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators, installers, and designers,” says Culp. “Altogether we had the support of 126 individual companies and 13 associations representing probably well over 2500 companies big and small, which is tremendous. This was a big win for us all.”