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Standard 189.1 provides a "total building sustainability package" for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. From site location to energy use to recycling, this standard sets the foundation for green buildings by addressing site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and the building's impact on the atmosphere, materials, and resources. Standard 189.1 serves as a compliance option in the 2012 International Green Construction Code published by the International Code Council. 

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) publishes a well-recognized series of standards and guidelines relating to HVAC systems and issues. Often referenced in building codes, these standards are useful to consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, architects, and government agencies.

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