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The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

Applications Due April 10 for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Technical Committee (SSPC 90.1)

  • 1.  Applications Due April 10 for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Technical Committee (SSPC 90.1)

    Posted 04-06-2020 17:07

    The standard development committee that maintains and updates ASHRAE Standard 90.1: Energy Standard for Sites and Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is looking for volunteers to serve on its technical committee. We highly encourage any AIA members and licensed architects to consider applying for this committee as it works to create the next edition of this highly influential standard, ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2022.


    Please apply HERE. Applications are due Friday, April 10, 2020.


    ASHRAE is considering applicants for this technical committee for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2020. Please note that this is not a call for official primary or alternate organizational representatives for AIA National or any of its components. Any applicants selected as a committee member or consultant would represent themselves and/or their firms.


    More information about this Standard 90.1 technical committee and the ASHRAE application process is below. Please reach out if you have any questions.






    Standard 90.1 forms the basic technical requirements for most regulatory actions around commercial building energy efficiency. Standard 90.1 is a consensus-based technical standard composed of A/E/C professionals, industry representatives on both the energy generation and equipment manufacturing sectors, governmental (local and federal) regulators, and geographically diverse (see more within ASHRAE's 90.1 Portal).


    There are three levels of participation on the Standing Standard Project Committee (SSPC 90.1): Consultant, Sub-Committee Voting member, and Project Committee Voting member.  In line with that, there are three types of recurring meetings. Work groups that may meet as needed to develop proposals. Sub-committees then meet to discuss modify, review, and vote on proposals to be forwarded to the full committee. The Sub-Committee typically meets once every two weeks via conference call for two hours. Finally, the full Project Committee meets four times per year for three days to finalize and vote on proposals. These meetings are usually face-to-face and rotate to different cities around the country (Note: The next two meetings are expected to be held virtually) .


    Standard 90.1 affects virtually every building constructed (except single family houses) in North America, and since 90.1 is an international standard, it is referenced in many other countries. Additionally, it is considered the baseline for every green building rating system and utility incentive programs.


    Instructions for New Applicants :

    • Create an ASHRAE account if you have not already done so
    • Create or update your existing bio
    • Complete the application for SSPC 90.1 by Friday, April 10.
      • Be sure to click the "Committee" drop down box under Item 1 and scroll a ways down to SSPC 90.1


    Additional Information for Applicants:

    • If you would like to recommend someone else for committee membership, you may invite them to apply here.
    • The individual and organizational membership applications have been merged into one application page in the new system.
    • The information previously requested in the bias form is now embedded in the application page.
    • Detailed instructions about the PC application process can be found here.
    • If you are in need of any other assistance, please email


    Paul Karrer
    Manager, Building Codes Policy
    AIA Government Advocacy
    Washington DC