Implementing ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011 for High-Performance Green Buildings


Wed October 24, 2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Evergreen Brick Works - Toronto,
Education (Chapter), Education


Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4W
9:00am - 4:00pm (includes lunch)

“[ASHRAE Standard 189.1] was written in code language.  The intent was to bring into the building code high-performance green building practices.”  

- Tom Lawrence, an ASHRAE Public Associate and Professor of Engineering at the University of Georgia, and our instructor for Oct 24th

What specific design parameters and performance standards are essential to establishing a facility as a high performance green building?  To answer this question and prepare for an eventual green building code, ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011 was developed with the USGBC and IES to detail the minimum requirements for defining a high-performance green building. 


This course is intended to enable you to:

  • Differentiate how Standard 189.1 varies from green building rating systems (e.g., LEED, Green Globes).
  • Relate Standard 189.1 to other building design standards and guidelines.
  • Recognize the importance of developing a code-intended standard for design of high performance green buildings.
  • Identify mandatory provisions in the Standard and better comprehend their intent.
  • Identify and understand the two compliance path options (Prescriptive and Performance) and their associated provisions in Standard 189.1.
  • Understand the key energy-related design requirements in Standard 189.1.
  • Clearly grasp the intent and criteria contained in the "Plans for Operation" portion of the Standard. 

About the Standard

ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011, developed by ASHRAE, USGBC, and IES, is the first code-intended commercial green building standard in North America.  It provides a long-needed green building foundation for those who strive to design, build, and operate green buildings. The standard covers key topic areas of site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources, and includes construction practices as well as plans for operation of the building after occupancy. 


$279 -- Member of CaGBC National, CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter, ASHRAE Toronto Chapter, or AEE Southern Ontario Chapter (ask your Chapter for your discount code)
$349 -- Non-Member
**Compare this to the price of $595, as offered in the USA!

6 GBCI CE hours
6 PDHs/LUS and 6 CEU’s


Relevant Articles

The Army's adoption of ASHRAE 189.1
Details about ASHRAE 189.1-2011 (released January 2012)
Brief overview of the Standard and IgCC


Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP

Dr. Lawrence is a Senior Public Service Associate with the University of Georgia, and has 30 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 industry and consulting. He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8, “Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability”, and is a member of the committee which wrote the ASHRAE standard on high-performance green buildings (Standard 189.1). As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives presentations and workshops on green building design at venues around the world. At the University of Georgia, Dr. Lawrence teaches courses in HVAC, Green Building Design, Residential Building Design, and Heat Transfer.


This course is made possible by our Program Partners:

             ASHRAE Toronto Chapter          


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