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H.R. 1479 / BTU Act of 2019

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include biomass heating appliances for tax credits available for energy-efficient building property and energy property. Introduced February 28, 2019.

Oct 21, 2020


Today we break down best practice titles that guide education community mechanical systems -- systems that provide heating and cooling for air and water; systems that provide mobility within buildings. Mechanical systems are the most capital intensive part of education community physical infrastructure.

Oct 21, 2020


Water standards flow as freely as electrotechnology standards.  ISO TC/224 is an accomplished committee with at least 16 consensus products emerging from a 34 nations led by Association Française de Normalisation.   The American Water Works Association is ANSI's US Technical Advisory Group administrator.

Oct 21, 2020

Building Automation & Control Networks

This standard defines data communication services and protocols for computer equipment used for monitoring and control of energy systems for all facility classes in education communities. The stabilization of ASHRAE 135 since the early days of building automation systems provides an example path for cloud standard stabilization. An addendum asserting new color temperature concepts has been released for public consultation until November 16th.

Oct 21, 2020

Air Conditioning

No air-conditioning; no data centers. No data centers; no off-campus teaching and learning. University-affiliated healthcare research and clinical delivery would cease to exist.

Oct 21, 2020


Changes in best practice literature relevant to education communities happen at a rate of 100 to 1000 times per day. Every day at 11AM/ET we break down titles in motion, assign them a priority, then set up a separate markup session to respond to the call for public consultation. Daily topics are shown on our CALENDAR.

Oct 21, 2020

Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code

Education communities depend upon capital intensive heat transfer technologies.  Every elementary and secondary school has a boiler room; college campuses have district energy plants for several, if not hundreds of buildings. Public consultation on a number of standards that set the standard of care for safety and sustainability of thermal technologies closes October 26th.

Oct 21, 2020

Reliability Analysis for Power to Fire Pumps

One of the most common questions in the early stages of designing a large campus building is whether the normal utility supply to a fire pump is reliable enough to “tap ahead of the main” or whether the fire pump supply is so unreliable that it must have an emergency power source, typically an on-site generator. This study informs a critical decision for many buildings on large research universities.

Oct 21, 2020

International Mechanical Code

Proposals for the 2021 Edition of the International Mechanical Code are due January 11th.

Oct 21, 2020
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