ADVANCED ENERGY DESIGN GUIDES (AEDG)
To promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and its partners are making the Advanced Energy Design Guides for 30% and 50% Savings available for free download (PDF) here.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY TASK GROUPS
TC 2.8 participates on the following Multi-Disciplinary Task Groups (MTG):
MTG Avoided Sources Energy Consumption Due to Waste Heat Recovery and Heat Pump Technologies
MTG.ASEC will coordinate development of credible quantification methodologies of the avoided electric power generation and/or primary energy consumptions resulting from the application of heat pump and waste energy recovery technologies. Responsibilities of the MTG include the development of research and/or tool needs and development of technical programs.
MTG Hot Climate Design Guide
MTG.HCDG will coordinate TC/TG/TRG technical Activities to help support the development of the technical basis and adoption of the Hot Climate Design Guide. Responsibilities include suggestions for Research, Development and Presentations and special publications detailing aspects of the Hot Climate Design Guide.
MTG Impact of ASHRAE Standards and Technology on Energy Savings/Performance
MTG.IAST will generate research proposal(s) and work with the selected consultants/contractors to conduct research, collect and organize the data in a summarized format for Initiative 1B of the Society Strategic Plan “ASHRAE will research the true impact of its standards and technology” as requested by the Board of Directors.
MTG Occupant Behavior in Buildings
MTG.OGG will coordinate TC/TG/TRG technical activities to help implement the recommendations from this MTG. This includes coordinating efforts in education, modeling, research, standards, marketing, advocacy, and fund raising within ASHRAE. Research project initiation as the sponsoring committee is included in the scope of this MTG.
Occupant behavior in buildings refers to occupants’ comfort preference, presence and movement, and interactions with building systems that have impact on performance (thermal, visual, acoustic, and IAQ) of buildings. The interactions include adjusting the thermostat settings, opening or closing windows, dimming or turning on/off lights, pulling up or down window blinds, switching on or off plug-loads, and consuming domestic hot water.
MTG Operations and Maintenance Activities That Impact Energy Efficiency
MTG.O&MEE will coordinate TC/TG/TRG activities to help support the application of ASHRAE guidelines, Standards and other technical resources to support regulatory bodies, utilities, building owners and others who are attempting to enhance efficiency of existing buildings. Responsibilities include suggestions for research, development and presentation of technical programs of all types on maintenance and its impact on energy consumption and efficiency. It will be especially involved with interactions with those who are introducing and evaluating strategies for building efficiency enhancements. This MTG will maintain interface with and call on the resources of TCs in Sections 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and maintain an especially close relationship with Standards 90.1 & 2. It will also maintain a relationship with GGAC. It will both draw on their knowledge and contribute areas of interest that it may be productive for them to consider.