The Atlanta-based American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc.’s 90.1-2007 standard, “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” is recognized through special funding measures in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Governors of states interested in receiving additional funding from the $16.8 billion allotted to the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will be required to work toward implementation of a building energy code at least as stringent as Standard 90.1-2007. They also must develop a plan to achieve 90 percent compliance with the code and include provisions for training and enforcement programs. For more information about ASHRAE's work with the federal government, visit