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Energy Modeling Guideline for Cold Storage and Refrigerated Warehouse Facilities

The IACSC-IARW Construction/Codes Committee created a formal guidance document that designers of cold storage and refrigerated facilities can use to certify buildings under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED rating system.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved the committee’s formal guidance document created for designers of cold storage and refrigerated facilities to use to certify buildings under USGBC’s LEED rating system. The LEED Interpretations regarding the IACSC-IARW Energy Modeling Guideline and the new guidance for refrigerated warehouse ventilation are now officially published.

The guideline presents recommendations for best practice design that could be used and interpreted as the minimum baseline building. Projects using the guidelines could potentially receive up to 19 points if they are at least 10% more efficient than the baseline established in the guide. IACSC and IARW recommend that designers notify USGBC if they intend to use the guidelines. The guidelines are available for complimentary download for members and nonmembers.

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Acknowledgements

IACSC and IARW wish to recognize the following individuals who authored and reviewed the guidelines as well as members of the IACSC-IARW Construction/Codes Committee: Jake Stefan, ARCO Design/Build, Inc.; Marcus Wilcox, Cascade Energy; Ron Vallort, Ron Vallort and Associates, Ltd.; Eric Smith, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration; Benjamin Skelton, Cyclone Energy Group; Glen Thomas and Rob Travis, Cascade Energy; and Charles Toogood, M&M Refrigeration, Inc.