ASHRAE Members and visitors can now access total building energy data on the ASHRAE headquarters building as part of Phase 1 of the "Living Lab" roll-out. Additional data on building subsystems, such as the PV array, and new data analysis features will be made available in follow-on phases of the roll-out.
The initial electrical end use data is being provided for members use in understanding the energy performance of the headquarters’ building. Data is provided on the three main mechanical systems including the Dedicated Outside Air Supply (DOAS) system serving the entire building, the Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system serving the second floor and the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system serving the first floor. To fully evaluate the performance of these systems, additional data will be required to account for the difference in loads on the various systems. The areas served by each system as well as the envelope, occupant and ventilation loads differ. Additional data to support the characterization of these loads will be made available by ASHRAE in the near future.
High Performing Buildings Highlights HQ
A look at ASHRAE's newly renovated Headquarters in Atlanta is provided in the fall issue of High Performing Buildings.