Cold Connection

USGBC Adopts Energy Guidelines Proposed by IACSC and IARW
Author: Laura Poko

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved IACSC and IARW’s formal guidance document created for designers of cold storage and refrigerated facilities to use to certify buildings under USGBC’s LEED rating system. This landmark decision is the result of nearly five years of work by members of the IACSC-IARW Construction/Codes Committee and makes LEED more relevant for the cold storage industry. The guidelines present recommendations for best practice design that could be used and interpreted by designers of refrigerated storage facilities, or any section of that building, as the minimum baseline building model. More information:

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.

October 13, 2015


IACSC-IARW Construction/Codes Committee
LEED Guidelines
U.S. Green Building Council

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