ATLANTA—While many building rating programs exist worldwide, there is not anything in the industry that standardizes the contents of those programs. A proposed standard from ASHRAE would serve as the “backbone” of such rating systems. ASHRAE Standard 214P, Standard for Determining and Expressing Building Energy Performance in a Rating Program, is intended to standardize building energy rating programs by requiring the minimum content of any labels associated with rating programs, establishing minimum requirements for rating program documentation and other essential components in rating programs. The proposed standard is open for public comment until Sept. 28. …. Read More…..