This session covers modifications in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016 that are significantly important to designers and policy-makers. Presenters will discuss changes in Building Envelope, Mechanical Systems, and Lighting Systems. They also will explain the new compliance path G, which can be used for both minimum code requirements and above-code programs.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of the major requirements of the 90.1-2016 Standard that are of interest to engineers, designers, architects, contractors and policy makers.
  • Understand the significant changes in the Envelope, Mechanical, Lighting, and Performance Compliance Path sections of Standard 90.1-2016 versus the 2013 edition.
  • Understand the new compliance alternative.
  • Identify design changes needed to meet the new requirements.