For many years, ASHE has been a leader in the call for more scientific rigor in creating (and sunsetting) code requirements. That philosophy has been heard. In the past two years, ASHE has worked with the FGI and ASHRAE to do a disciplined dive into the evidentiary foundation for the requirements in ASHRAE 170. The study is now complete, and moving into publication. This session will provide an overview of the process, the results, and the next steps.
1.) Identify the need for evidence in policy making.
2.) Describe the methodology designed by the FGI and later applied by the FGI-ASHE-ASHRAE team to undergird both documents with an evidentiary foundation.
3.) Describe the results of the evidence gathering process as applied to ASHRAE 170 requirements.
4.) Help prioritize research needs for this part of health care buildings.