Contractors who work on retrofitting the plumbing and piping within buildings should take a look through new standards from ASHRAE and IES. Our sister site, HPAC Engineering, has the info:
The standard addresses both residential and commercial buildings. It addresses single and multiple activity buildings with variable occupancy periods and identifies the approach for 53 building types in 17 climate zones/subzones. It identifies requirements for buildings undergoing retrofits that do not fall under the scope of either ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, or ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2007, Energy Standard for Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
Standard 100 directly addresses a building’s energy-use efficiency in a quantitative manner and provides a means to improve that efficiency with an objective benchmark created with the assistance of the Energy Information Administration, the Federal Energy Management Program and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Read more over on HPAC or visit ASHRAE’s website for the full scoop. How do you think these standards will impact the renovation and retrofitting business for plumbing contractors?