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ASHRAE, The International Code Council Completes Draft Carbon Emissions Evaluation Standard

Public review open through March 18

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  • 02 Feb 2024
  • Standards
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE, The International Code Council Completes Draft Carbon Emissions Evaluation Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          
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Karen Buckley Washington
Senior Public Relations Specialist
kbwashington@necesare.com

ATLANTA (February 2, 2024) – ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) announced the release of the full publication public review draft of a proposed joint standard for the evaluation and documentation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across a building’s life cycle.

Proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Quantification of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings is open for comment from February 2, 2024 to March 18, 2024. Drafts are posted and comments can be made at osr.necesare.com.

Standard 240P will provide a methodology to quantify the embodied and operational GHG emissions associated with buildings and their sites. The standard will also provide minimum requirements for documentation of life cycle GHG emissions.

The standard is intended to support building industry stakeholders, governments and the finance and investment industry in implementing a common platform for measuring, reporting and acting upon the GHG emissions of buildings.

"Standard 240P will play a pivotal role in addressing embodied carbon and significantly impacting the built environment's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly within mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems,” said 2023-24 ASHRAE President Ginger Scoggins, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE. “We are pleased to collaborate with the International Code Council (ICC) on this standard, recognizing the joint effort's potential to advance effective solutions and contribute to a more sustainable future."

To review Standard 240P and provide comments, visit osr.necesare.com. For all standards related activities including announcements, public review drafts open for comment, call for members and more, sign up for ASHRAE Standards Actions at necesare.com/StandardsActions.


About ASHRAE

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

The Society is showcasing integrated building solutions and sustainability in action through the opening of the ASHRAE Global Headquarters building in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit necesare.com and connect on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, X and YouTube.

About the International Code Council

The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions. Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.  

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