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You will find NFPA 101 at the foundation of almost all local and state public safety laws. How, when, and to what extent its prescriptive requirements are incorporated by reference into public safety laws will differ. It is wise to follow the development of its provisions across a 6 to 12 year time frame.
This is a "risk management" standard; a type of consensus document that differs from a code, standard, guideline or recommended practice. The present edition clarifies compliance requirements, and is updated throughout with enforceable, "code-intended" language to facilitate adoption of the standard for code and regulatory purposes.
Some #SmartCampus professionals struggle with the notion that a "microgrid" -- a trendy term of art for an integrated system of interactive and distributed power sources that many large research universities have had in place for decades. There are some noteworthy operational differences, however; and it is helpful for in-house engineering staffs to keep pace with them.
As cities-within-cities, major international research universities are stakeholders in the policy template that will guide the development of town-gown infrastructure interface in the emergent #SmartCampus. We have been participants in this project since 2014 and collaborate with subject matter experts at other US colleges and universities.
At a clip of about $75 billion annually, the US education facilities industry is the largest non-residential building construction market in the United States. Overall -- including construction, energy, custodial services, furnishings, security. etc., -- the non-instructional spend plus the construction spend of the US education facilities is approximately $300 billion per year.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology conducts standards-related programs, and provides knowledge and services that strengthen the U.S. economy and improve the quality of life. Its goal is to equip U.S. industry with the standards-related tools and information necessary to effectively compete in the global marketplace.
The emergent #SmartCampus is essentially an electrical power, information and communications technological transformation. We collaborate closely with several IEEE professional societies that are now being brought together on a new IEEE platform created for electrical, telecommunication and ICT industry professionals - IEEE Collaboratec
In large research universities, we find all three stakeholders identified in ANSI Due Process Requirements for American National Standards. This means that compliance units (which prefer prescriptive standards) will be opposed to outnumbered user-interest facility managers in academic units (who prefer performance standards). Conversations about risk between these workgroups can be, well, "spirited".
ASHRAE contributes mightily to the tributary we call the regulatory "stream". Technical committees developing ASHRAE consensus documents release public review documents in 30-to-90 day intervals. More sustainability workgroups in the education industry should be participating.