GHT Hosts “How ASHRAE Impacts Building Design” at Arlington Headquarters

Attendees Will Earn 1 AIA Learning Unit

March 1, 2011 – GHT is hosting a lecture entitled “How ASHRAE Impacts Building Design” at its Arlington Headquarters on March 16, 2011. Attendees will earn 1 AIA Learning Unit.

Session Description
While ASHRAE standards have long been familiar to engineers and code officials, the growth of LEED and other green building initiatives have thrust ASHRAE into the spotlight. This session, presented by senior GHT staff members, will provide an overview of ASHRAE and the key standards incorporated within LEED. We will highlight ASHRAE 90.1 (Energy Use), 62.1 (Air Quality), 55.1 (Thermal Comfort) and 189.1 (code version of LEED).  Attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of key ASHRAE standards and become more aware of how design decisions affect the ability of a project to conform to those standards.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to articulate ASHRAE’s role in and impact on the building process
  2. Participants will be able to identify the four ASHRAE standards that affect all building projects and describe the key components of each standard
  3. Through ASHRAE Standard 90.1 participants will understand the impacts of architectural decisions (building envelope components, etc.) on mechanical systems requirements and performance and overall energy consumption
  4. Participants will be able demonstrate how ASHRAE 189.1 is expected to play an active role in making today’s sustainable design initiatives part of the standard building process