ASHRAE 189.1 Workshop (8:15 am - 12:30 pm) | Auburn Chamber of Commerce | March 25, 2011


ASHRAE recently released a new standard for the "Design of High Performance, Green Buildings" (Standard 189.1-2009). The Standard provides minimum requirements for a high-performance green building, and was developed with the intent of balancing environmental factors involved with the siting, design, construction, and planning for the operation of buildings. This session provides a detailed look at the standard, background on its development and some discussion on how it might be used and adopted by various localities and organizations.

Course Objectives

  • Indentify the two compliance path options (Prescriptive and Performance) and their associated provisions in Standard 189.1
  • Recognize the importance of developing a code-intended standard for design of high-performance green buildings
  • Explain how Standard 189.1-2009 can be used as a Jurisdictional Requirement Option of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC)

Workshop Topics

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Use Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Building's Impact on the Atmosphere, Materials and Resources
  • Construction and Operations Plans


Tom LawrenceTom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., and LEED-AP, is a Public Service Associate with the University of Georgia, and has over 25 years of professional experience in engineering and environmentally related fields. Before going back for his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue, he spent approximately 20 of those years in progressively more responsible engineering and management positions in industry and consulting. Tom is the chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8-Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability, and is a member of the Standard 189.1 committee.

Continuing Education Credit Approval

  • 4 Professional Development Hours awarded by ASHRAE
  • Auburn University - .4 CEUs


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be placed in writing and received at the Office of Professional & Continuing Education ten days before a program for a refund minus a $25 administrative charge. Refund requests postmarked after March 15 will not be honored. Auburn University and the Office of Professional & Continuing Education reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or combine class/workshop/conference sections; to limit registrations; or to change instructors or speakers.

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Last Updated: Feb. 17, 2011

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