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ASHRAE59–2009 YE A R S JOURNAL COMMENTARY ASHRAE’s Labeling Program When it comes to sustainable and high-performing buildings, there are good reasons for optimism. A new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) shows that 20% of U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 or more have adopted policies that support green buildings. This is a 50% increase since 2007. In addition, ZweigWhite, an industry consulting firm, reports that the top 100 “green contractors” generated $38.6 billion in revenue for 2008. This is a 70% increase from the $22.7 billion generated by these Fred Turner same contractors in 2007. Meanwhile, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is pouring billions of dollars of funding into new construction projects, many of which must be built to green or energyefficient standards. ASHRAE IS a primary force in this transformation through its standards, guidance, certifications and expertise. And its role will grow further with the Society’s new Building Energy Quotient (EQ) labeling program, which will be available next year after completing a pilot program. Like EPA’s ENERGY STAR, ASHRAE’s program focuses on energy, but includes an Operational Rating (In Operation) and an Asset Rating (As Designed). This enables side-by-side comparison of estimated and actual energy performance. This approach responds to the most common complaints about the green transformation. The ratings also enable owners and operators to compare performance to peer buildings, prioritize improvements, help buyers and tenants assess value and cost, and provide a possible metric for regulatory purposes. This edition has four articles on the new energy labeling program, all written by members of the committee. The Justification for a New Concept Economically speaking, there are two arguments to justify the adoption of a new engineering concept: it either offers the same service for less cost, or it offers greater advantages for the same cost. The economic justification for an air-recovery system is the latter. So begins this month’s 50th anniversary article, “Balancing Cost Factors and Advantages of an Air-Recovery System.” The article appeared originally in the June 1960 edition. It was written by John E. Haines, Presidential Member, Fellow ASHRAE. HAINES SPENT his professional career with Honeywell, starting as a sales engineer in 1929. He progressed to head of the commercial division in 1940, and to corporate vice president in 1945. In 1953, he published the first book of its kind on automatic controls. He was elected president of ASHAE in 1955. He died in November 1967 at age 64. According to a past ASHRAE president, Haines “… was an amazing combination of engineer, salesman and author … (and) probably did more to sell the idea of air conditioning to the public than anybody since Willis Carrier.” articles combine to create an excellent preview of what members will be hearing more and more about during 2010. THIS EDITION also features a special article on chiller rating systems and their application to chiller plant evaluation methodology. We also have articles on underfloor air distribution and chilled beams, containerized water chilling plants, and refrigerant liquid subcooling/air reheating. What you won’t find is the regular column by Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE. Joe isn’t going away. He’s just resting up for 2010. A SHRAE ® Journal | 1791 Tullie Circle NE | Atlanta, GA 30329-2305 | Phone: 404-636-8400 | Fax: 404-321-5478 | A SHRAE Online: www.ashrae.org Publisher W. Stephen Comstock Editor Fred Turner | fturner@ashrae.org Managing Editor Sarah Foster | sfoster@ashrae.org Associate Editors Rebecca Matyasovski | rmatyasovski@ashrae.org Charlotte Tubbs | ctubbs@ashrae.org Christopher Weems | cweems@ashrae.org Copy Editor Jeri Eader | jeader@ashrae.org Publishing Services Manager David Soltis Production Jayne Jackson Tracy Becker Advertising Sales Manager Greg Martin | gmartin@ashrae.org Advertising Production Coordinator Vanessa Johnson | vjohnson@ashrae.org Circulation Specialist David Soltis | dsoltis@ashrae.org ASHRAE OFFICERS President Gordon V.R. Holness, P .E. President-Elect Lynn G. Bellenger, P .E. Treasurer Ronald E. Jarnagin Vice Presidents William P Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P . .E. James R. Fields Sheila J. Hayter, P .E. Thomas E. Watson, P .E. Secretary & Executive Vice President Jeff H. Littleton POLICY GROUP 2009 – 10 Chair Publications Committee Stanley A. Mumma, Ph.D., P .E. Washington Office washdc@ashrae.org Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation December 2009 ASHRAE Journal

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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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