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David Handwork, chair
Arkansas State University


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Established: May, 2017
Status: Active


The ASHRAE Work Group shall be responsible for the following activities:

  1. Track and monitor all ASHRAE standards applicable to APPA member institutions.
  2. Using the ASCC Work Group Operating Procedures prepare proposed changes during the public comment periods as supported by APPA membership.
  3. Review, propose changes and, where necessary, solicit, collect, and analyze input received from APPA members prior to an established deadline on proposed changes to the ASHRAE standards and codes.
  4. Make recommendations to the Council on any changes recommended for formal proposal to the ASHRAE.
  5. Publish information through APPA to raise awareness of current requirements and pending changes found within the ASHRAE standards.
  6. Provide representation and oral comments, where needed, on ASHRAE standards committees, public hearings, task forces and workshops.
  7. Prepare and submit formal proposals for any recommended changes to ASHRAE standards for review and approval by the ASCC.
  8. Report outcomes to the ASCC for further direction.

ASHRAE Standards being monitored by the Work Group

Work Group Subject Matter Expert
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
David Handwork
Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings
Bass Abushakra
Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems  
Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings  
Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems  


For more information on this work group contact Billie Zidek at 703.542.3846 or via email at