ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) has commenced construction on its new global headquarters renovation project.
ASHRAE marked the occasion with a launch event on January 10. The building is a two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Georgia, USA, and will include features such as:
- Energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems
- Water-efficient plumbing and landscape
- The ability to harness onsite energy production and be a net-zero-energy ready building.
ASHRAE President (2019–20) Darryl Boyce said that the headquarters project will showcase ASHRAE’s best practices.
ASHRAE is running a building campaign for donor contributions to the project. Benefits offered to donors include prominent building displays, donor wall recognition, naming rights, features in national and international ASHRAE and industry publications and case studies, web presence, social media presence and a special commemorative publication about the project.
ASHRAE’s Building Ad Hoc Committee Chair, Ginger Scoggins, says the new headquarters will serve as a model of how to successfully renovate an older, less-efficient building into a showcase example of a state-of-the-art energy-efficient office building.
“I am proud … of the powerful statement it will make regarding sustainable renovation of the existing building stock,” he says.
For more information about the project and its launch, click here.