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ASHRAE - FUNDAMENTALS IP CH 35

Sustainability

active, Most Current
Organization: ASHRAE
Publication Date: 1 January 2017
Status: active
Page Count: 12
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DEFINITION

Sustainability is defined in the ASHRAE GreenGuide (ASHRAE 2013), in general terms, as "providing for the needs of the present without detracting from the ability to fulfill the needs of the future," a definition very similar to that developed in 1987 by the United Nations' Brundtland Commission (UN 1987). Others have defined sustainability as "the concept of maximizing the effectiveness of resource use while minimizing the impact of that use on the environment" (ASHRAE 2006) and an environment in which "… an equilibrium … exists between human society and stable ecosystems" (Townsend 2006).

Sustaining (i.e., keeping up or prolonging) those elements on which humankind's existence and that of the planet depend, such as energy, the environment, and health, are worthy goals.

Document History

FUNDAMENTALS IP CH 35
January 1, 2017
Sustainability
DEFINITION Sustainability is defined in the ASHRAE GreenGuide (ASHRAE 2013), in general terms, as “providing for the needs of the present without detracting from the ability to fulfill the needs of...
January 1, 2013
Sustainability
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 2009
SUSTAINABILITY
COMMERCIAL, industrial, and residential air duct system design must consider (1) space availability, (2) space air diffusion, (3) noise levels, (4) duct leakage, (5) duct heat gains and losses, (6)...
January 1, 2005
DUCT DESIGN
COMMERCIAL, industrial, and residential air duct system design must consider (1) space availability, (2) space air diffusion, (3) noise levels, (4) duct leakage, (5) duct heat gains and losses, (6)...
January 1, 2001
Pipe Sizing
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1997
Units and Conversions
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1993
Units and Conversions
A description is not available for this item.

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