Tag Archives: ASHRAE

BEC Attendees Get Crash Course in Codes

Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting gave BEC Conference attendees an update on construction codes relating to fenestration.





Building code changes and increased stringency require the glass and glazing industry to stay informed, and code expert Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting did just that at GANA’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference earlier this week. Monday, Culp gave … Continue reading




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New Green Building Code Includes Glass, Fenestration Implications

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ASHRAE, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently released the 2014 version of the green building standard. The new version, Standard 189.1-2014, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” includes … Continue reading




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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Courtesy of Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting.





When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to … Continue reading




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Industry Groups to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development






The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) signed a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International … Continue reading




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NFRC Plays Key Role Performance, Efficiency of Commercial Construction

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Fenestration consumes 32 percent of primary energy in nonresidential buildings. With that in mind, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is one organization that is involved with helping those in the building industry comply with the ever-evolving and continuously stringent … Continue reading




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William Rose to Deliver Keynote at North American Passive House Conference






Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) announced William Rose will deliver the keynote address at the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference in San Francisco Friday, September 12 during the opening plenary. Rose, the senior research architect at the Illinois … Continue reading




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ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard






The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 … Continue reading




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BEC Attendees Learn About Evolving Codes and Legislative Efforts






Topics ranging from building codes to legal issues were on the program during the second day of the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) conference, which is taking place in Las Vegas. Speakers included Tom Culp of … Continue reading




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GANA’s Annual Conference Opens with Energy Discussions

GANA Annual Conference attendees have been taking part in various energy-related discussions.





Good news for the glass industry opened the 2014 Glass Association of North America Annual Conference today in Orlando, Fla. During the Energy Division meeting code consultant Tom Culp provided a report on the recent news about the vote within … Continue reading




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ASHRAE Drops Proposal to Reduce Window-to-Wall Ratio






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 … Continue reading




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