The new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Building Energy Performance Assessment (BEPA) Standard just came out on February 10, 2011. This Standard establishes a methodology for building energy use data collection and its compilation and analysis.
It provides the basis for the forth coming American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Building Energy Quotient (BEQ) Report that will benchmark comparable buildings against each other by rating their Energy Use Index (EUI) in kW/sq. ft./yr or Btu/sq. ft./yr. Many states and cities have already mandated this type of commercial building labeling, more will be following suit – and it is also being looked at for residential buildings…
- How does your building measure up?
- Do you know what can be done to improve your building’s energy use with low-cost or no-cost measures?
- Are you aware of the certifications that are out there to make sure you get someone who truly knows what they’re doing to assist you in energy conservation measures?
- Do you know how you can get money to reduce your costs of implementation?
James L. Newman, CEM, CSDP, LEED AP, ASHRAE DL, OPMP, BEAP, FESD Owner/Managing Partner
Newman Consulting Group, LLC
Consultants for Energy-Efficient & Sustainable Buildings – for a Sustainable Planet
An EPA Energy Star® and Rebuild Michigan® Partner
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