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ASHRAE and ICC draft of carbon emissions evaluation standard open for review


ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) released the full publication public review draft of a proposed joint standard for evaluating and documenting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across a building’s life cycle. Public review is open through March 18, 2024.

Standard 240P will provide a methodology to quantify the embodied and operational GHG emissions associated with buildings and their sites. The standard will also provide minimum requirements for life cycle GHG emissions documentation.

The standard is intended to support building industry stakeholders, governments and the finance and investment industry in implementing a common platform for measuring, reporting and acting upon the GHG emissions of buildings.

 2023-24 ASHRAE President Ginger Scoggins, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, said, “Standard 240P will play a pivotal role in addressing embodied carbon and significantly impacting the built environment’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly within mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. We are pleased to collaborate with the International Code Council (ICC) on this standard, recognizing the joint effort’s potential to advance effective solutions and contribute to a more sustainable future.”

Proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Quantification of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings is open for comment from February 2, 2024, to March 18, 2024. 

Drafts are posted, and comments can be made at osr.ashrae.org.To review Standard 240P and provide comments, visit osr.ashrae.org.

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