Standards Michigan
  • Streaming Advocacy in Global Standards

    Scotch College | Melbourne, Australia




  • Streaming Advocacy in Global Standards

    Loyola University New Orleans




  • Streaming Advocacy in Global Standards

    Middlebury College




  • Streaming Advocacy in Global Standards

    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology




  • Streaming Advocacy in Global Standards

    Oakland University




Issues Streaming Now

Rainwater Catchment Systems

One of several consensus documents asserting leading practice for rainwater catchment systems — an emergent design feature many college and university facility departments are signaling to demonstrate their conformity to the campus sustainability zietgeist — has entered a new revision cycle:  ASPE 63 Rainwater Catchment Systems; developed and published by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. 

Jul 20, 2018

Sustainable cities and communities

The United States Technical Advisory Group (US-TAG), with oversight by the American National Standards Institute and administration by NFPA International, are participating in the development of an International Organization for Standardization consensus document that will shape policy development for smart cities (sustainable cities and communities).  As cities-within-cities, major international research universities are stakeholders in these

Jul 20, 2018

Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

The ASHRAE committee writing standards for ventilation and indoor air quality has released two batches of redlines for public review.  These changes are important because they are referenced into ASHRAE 90.1 — Energy Standard for Buildings — and ASHRAE 90.1 is referenced into the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  The IECC is incorporated by reference into

Jul 20, 2018

Sustainability Criteria for Professional Services

NSF International has released for public review a proposal for a new American national standard titled NSF 391 General Sustainability Assessment Criteria for Professional Services.  From the project prospectus: The Standard is one of the first to focus on the service industry subsectors described as “professional services”. Professional service firms are often characterized as those that have low capital

Jul 20, 2018

Designing, Installing, Operating, and Maintaining Microgrids

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is proposing a new standard -- NECA 417 Recommended Practice for Designing, Installing, Operating, and Maintaining Microgrids.  The proposed standard applies to microgrids and provides recommended practices for their design, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance.

Jul 20, 2018

Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events

Many active shooter incidents occur in educational settings; hence our interest in promoting the participation of user-interest subject matter experts in individual school districts, colleges and universities.  User interests include students, teachers, and faculty.

Jul 20, 2018

Finish Carpentry Installation

The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) seeks to be the global leader in architectural woodwork standards and related interior finishes.   It has released a redline for public review and comment its standard AWI 0620 Finish Carpentry/Installation.   AWI 0620 is written to provide comprehensive guidelines for the installation and finishing of architectural woodwork and related interior products.  This standard should be important

Jul 20, 2018

Elevator Safety Code

Many colleges, universities, academic medical research and healthcare delivery campuses have hundreds of elevators whose design, construction, operations and maintenance is highly regulated by local and state level public safety agencies.   More than a few large research universities have thousands of elevators and, at cost upwards of $100,000 per floor just to build them (apart from

Jul 20, 2018

Door Locking Systems

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMI) is the ANSI accredited consensus standards developer for building access and egress technology education facility managers typically see referenced deep in the architectural and electrical sections of construction contract specifications (as in "Conform to all applicable standards"). 

Jul 20, 2018
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