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The Building EQ rating system will have two components, an Operational Rating (In Operation) and an Asset Rating (As Designed). would help a prospective owner or tenant further evaluate the value of a particular property by understanding its energy use. Beyond the federal level, jurisdictions such as California, New York and the District of Columbia have introduced building labeling requirements. How Does Building EQ Work? Q&A (continued) Existing buildings can receive both As Designed and In Operation ratings. The As Designed rating provides an assessment based on the components specified in the design and will result from a building energy model. The In Operation rating provides information on the actual energy use of a building and is based on both the structure of the building and how it is operated. The In Operation rating will be valid for one year and should be renewed to make use of the trends and insight provided by ongoing assessments. When will it be operational? Upon completion of the pilot program in 2010, the operational (In Operation) portion of the label will be widely available, including the necessary instruction manuals and guidance. The asset (As Designed) portion will follow later in 2010 with the supporting documents. Updates will be available on the Building EQ Web site (www. BuildingEQ.com), which also will house the interface for submissions to receive the label. The final cost for receiving the label will be determined based on the outcomes of the pilot program, but is expected to be minimal to allow building owners to take advantage of the program benefits. How is Building EQ different from existing programs? Like the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, Building EQ focuses solely on energy, but provides additional features, including potential side-byside comparison of As Designed and In Operation ratings; peak-demand reduction and demand management opportunities; on-site renewables; indoor environmental quality indicators; and a list of operational features, including commissioning activities, See Q&A, Page 21 ASHRAE Journal 19 The rating system will have two components, an Operational Rating (In Operation) and an Asset Rating (As Designed). The operational rating characterizes the building’s energy use as it is being operated and is based on actual utility bills. This rating demonstrates how the building fares compared to peers. The asset rating characterizes the potential for the building’s energy use based on the characteristics of the components and systems in the building. This rating gives owners a sense of how a building would perform under a predetermined set of parameters, which would allow easy comparison across buildings. It is based on simulation modeling results. The linkage between the potential for a building (asset) and the actual performance of the building (operation) is important as it provides a metric that demonstrates the divergence between estimated and actual performance of buildings. One of the big questions in the building industry today is “Why is the estimated energy performance of buildings not realized in operation of the building?” The Building EQ program will help to answer that question as well. How Will Building EQ Be Used? intended to be displayed to the public and should be easily understandable. The colorful label displays ratings in grades of color, length of bars, a qualitative expression and a letter grade (see Page 16). The idea is that through use of the label, market forces will help to drive the selection and acquisition of more efficient buildings. The second form of information is the Energy Certificate, which contains more detailed information on the energy performance of the building. The information is designed to assist building owners and operators target areas for energy improvements. The Energy Certificate might be useful to a prospective owner by pointing out areas that they may wish to address at time of sale or soon thereafter. How ASHRAE Is Supporting Building EQ The Building EQ program will provide information in two basic forms, one for public consumption and another for the building owners and operators for addressing energy improvements. The most prominent information will be a label that conveys the rating scale and specific rating for the building. This information is December 2009 ASHRAE is developing a personnel certification for Building Energy Modeling Professionals which will have its first exam at the 2010 Winter Conference. This certification is critical for ensuring consistency in the As Designed ratings. Criteria also will be identified for personnel qualified to perform the assessment under the In Operation rating. Both of these areas represent additional opportunities for members to increase their knowledge and demonstrate their competency in these key areas. ASHRAE also has other resources in place, including standards on energy efficiency (90.1 and 100), a standard on commissioning and several special publications on energy auditing and performance metric protocols. In addition, technical resources will be provided in the form of user’s manuals and educational offerings. Resources also will be provided to jurisdictions looking to implement a energy disclosure program. You can find more information at www. buildingeq.com. Make sure you are ready to answer the question, “Do you know your Building Energy Quotient?”

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ASHRAE Journal - December 2009
Contents
Commentary
Industry News
Letters
Meetings and Shows
ASHRAE Building EQ Program
Feature Articles
A Closer Look at Chiller Ratings
Cooling With Less Air: Using Underfloor Air Distribution and Chilled Beams
Cooling Concrete: Containerized Water Chilling Plant
Geothermal for Community Center
Anniversary Feature: Air-Recovery System Versus Conventional Air Conditioning
Technical Topics
New Product Preview
Products
Emerging Technologies
Washington Report
People
Special Products
2009 Feature Articles Indices
Classified Advertising
Advertisers Index
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ASHRAE Journal - December 2009 - Anniversary Feature: Air-Recovery System Versus Conventional Air Conditioning
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ASHRAE Journal - December 2009 - People
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