Committee-Sustainability

The Sustainability Chair and it's committee members are responsible for promoting information and events for the sustainable environment.

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ASHRAE’s Data Centers Standard Updated to Align with Industry’s Evolving Technologies

From HVAC&R Industry Newsletter, Dec. 5, 2019 ASHRAE’s newly updated data centers energy standard includes a reduction of the maximum mechanical load component (MLC) and electrical loss component (ELC) for compliance in order to evolve with the IT industry’s constantly changing tech...

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ASHRAE and Smart Cities Council Sign MoU to Collaborate on Advancing the Sustainable Built Environment

Media Contact:Sherri [email protected] ATLANTA (December 5, 2019) – ASHRAE and the Smart Cities Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship and outlining their commitment towards the advancement of a ...

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House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy

On November 20, the House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee held a hearing on "Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: The Challenges Facing Frontline Communities." The full hearing can be viewed here. 

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House Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on DOE Role in Addressing Climate Change

On November 20, the House Appropriations Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee held a hearing on "The Department of Energy's Role in Addressing Climate Change." The full hearing can be viewed here.

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California Moves Forward with Lightbulb Standard

The California Energy Commission has essentially voted to bar sales of incandescent and halogen bulbs by adopting stronger energy efficiency lightbulb standards. The vote comes after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) withdrew the 2017 energy efficiency standards for certain types of light bulbs. T...

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