Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8

Scope of TC 2.8

TC 2.8 is concerned with the environmental, social and economic impacts of buildings, including effects on ecosystem sustainability and the well-being of building occupants. The committee works to enhance awareness of these issues and the resiliency needed to adapt to a changing climate. Building impacts of concern include, but are not limited to, environmental impacts of energy and water production, conversion, delivery and use; availability of energy and other resources; pollution of air, water, and soil; and encroachment on sensitive habitats and ecosystems.

Existing and Future Buildings Challenges

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