Tag Archives: ASHRAE

New ASHRAE Guideline on Energy Efficiency for Historic Buildings Addresses Glazing

ASHRAE has published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character. Section 6.4 of ASHRAE Guideline 34-2019, Energy Guideline for Historic Buildings covers glazing requirements for retrofitting historic buildings, … Continue reading

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Appeals Court: Publishing Standards Could Be Fair Use

Last week, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously reversed a lower court decision that prohibited public-records activist Carl Malamud’s organization, Public.Resource.Org (PRO), from publishing copyrighted technical standards that are part … Continue reading

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Annual Conference Foretells Issues to Come

This week’s 2018 Annual Conference, sponsored by the newly combined Glass Association of North America-National Glass Association, yielded information about a number of trends the industry will see and deal with in coming years. These include: Forensics for Insulating Glass … Continue reading

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BEC Conference Session Looks at Code Changes and Additions

Codes and standards updates, changes and additions were part of yesterday afternoon’s sessions during the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference. The two-day event began Sunday evening in Las Vegas and ended at mid-day today. Long an event produced by the Glass Association … Continue reading

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What’s New with the Codes?

The glass and glazing industry continues its battle to maintain—and expand—its presence on the wall through the various national and international building codes and standards. Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting is at the forefront of the industry’s efforts, and … Continue reading

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