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New Standard Hopes to Revolutionize High-Performance Green Buildings

January 29, 2010
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Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is the first code-intended commercial green building standard in the United States. Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), in conjunction with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is set to revolutionize the building industry.

From site location to energy use to recycling, this standard will set the foundation for green buildings through its adoption into local codes. It covers key topic areas similar to green building rating systems:
  • site sustainability
  • water use efficiency
  • energy efficiency
  • indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere
  • materials and resources


  • The energy efficiency goal of Standard 189.1 is to provide significant energy reduction over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007. It offers a broader scope than Standard 90.1 and is intended to provide minimum requirements for the siting, design and construction of high performance, green buildings. 

    For complete information on the standard, including a readable copy, visit www.ashrae.org/greenstandard.  

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