ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings replaces the 2013 version. The 2013 version included several changes that will have a substantial effect on remodel and new-construction retail projects. These changes affect building envelope, HVAC systems, indoor lighting and lighting controls, and exterior lighting. This report identifies those changes in the standard that have the largest effect on retail construction.
How to Use This Report
This is not a comprehensive analysis of all the changes to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Rather, it serves as a guide to identify those items that we believe may cause the highest cost and/or largest fundamental changes to national retail client prototypes and standards. When appropriate, commentary on the changes for retailers is included.