New ASHRAE GreenGuide Available
November 23, 2010

The newly published third edition of the ASHRAE GreenGuide: The Design, Construction and Operation of Sustainable Buildings is an updated version of this easy-to-use reference that covers the need-to-know information on what to do, where to turn, what to suggest and how to interact with other members of the design team in a productive way.

The book features new information on guidelines on sustainable energy master planning; updates on teaming strategies; information on how issues related to carbon emissions affect building design and operational decisions; building information modeling (BIM); strategies for greening existing buildings; updates on newly developed green building rating systems and standards; and compliance strategies for key American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards. Also, the GreenTips found throughout this edition highlight techniques, processes, measures or special systems in a concise format.

“The ASHRAE GreenGuide is a living document meant to be used by proactive design engineers working on green building design projects as part of a team that provides ideas and guidance of what to do, where to turn, what to advise and how to interact with other team members in a productive way,” John Swift, co-author and co-editor of the GreenGuide, said.

The cost of the ASHRAE GreenGuide is $98 ($83, ASHRAE members). To order visit

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