August’s ASHRAE Journal includes articles on cost calculations for building energy systems, and on cooling and heating ice rinks with CO2. In addition, learn more about two of ASHRAE’s certification programs that were recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy. You won’t want to miss out on this month’s issue…
August 2017 Digital Journal: Cost Calculation for Building Energy Systems
By: Michael A. Schwarz, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE
Editor’s Note: While working on deep building retrofits, architects and engineers strive to maximize commercially achievable energy savings on their projects. An article this month focuses on the “screening level” energy calculations required before starting on building projects. These calculations can determine how feasible distributed energy resources are for a project before building design and detailed energy modeling begin. The article details how to compare alternative energy generation systems to conventional purchased energy in terms of life-cycle cost (LCC) and total cost of ownership (TOC), explaining the cost drivers that affect the analysis. Read the full article here…
August 2017 Digital Insights
Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional and Building Energy Assessment Professional certifications, have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines. Read more about this story, along with a recap of 5 things to know from the 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Long Beach, California, in this month’s Digital Insights.
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