Interested parties have until Monday, Jan. 19, to comment on a proposed expansion of climate zones in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
Addendum w adds Climate Zone 0, with humid (0A) and dry (0B) zones, from the updated ASHRAE Standard 169-2013, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards. Climate Zone 0 does not exist in the United States and is primarily used in the equatorial regions of South America, Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia, and the south Pacific.
“It gives the standard more of an international view, with maps and data never before available to users,” Dru Crawley, chair of the Standard 169 committee, said. “Previously, there was the single U.S. map. Now, there are high-level (1 degree latitude/longitude) maps of the world, covering each continent and major countries.”
To comment, visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.