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Since the ASHRAE Conference last month thirty (30) redlines for new addenda to ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings have been released for public comment [Comment deadlines run through March 18th] We will walk through them all during our Mechanical Engineering monthly teleconference February 19th. #StandardsGeorgia
During 2019 we are rolling out our user-interest collaboration architecture to school districts, colleges, universities and university-affiliated healthcare systems in all 50-states. To lower #TotalCostofOwnership for the emergent #SmartCampus every state will have to be managed according to its history, culture, governance regime, asset-base and network of expertise. #StandardsColorado
ASHRAE contributes mightily to the tributary we call the regulatory "stream"; not the least of which is the stream of prescriptive energy conservation concepts. Technical committees developing ASHRAE consensus documents release public review documents in 30-to-90 day intervals. Another two redlines have been released for public review. [Comments are due March 3rd through March 18th]
As cities-within-cities, major 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.
ANSI recently posted a US leadership opportunity regarding the value chain of a product familiar -- and essential -- to campus life: coffee. We see this as an outstanding opportunity for faculty and students to gain insight into the geo-politics of food supply generally and the subtleties of coffee markets specifically. Fifty-five other nations are participating in the development of this standard.
We have an opportunity to comment on a spinoff from parent energy standard-- ISO 50001 Energy Management--which offers the US education industry opportunities to reduce #TotalCostofOwnership by reducing redundancies and destructive competition. It is a performance standard--one that makes the US compliance culture uneasy--but offers practical benchmarks for self-regulating industries. [Comments are due March 4th] #StandardsGeorgia
The Licensing Executives Society has posted an announcement about the launch of a new standard for Fair and Reasonable Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms to guide intellectual property negotiations. The LES goal is to create an industry-wide, consensus-based, voluntary business process standard for businesses and professionals who engage as principals or agents in the practice of FRAND negotiations. #StandardsVirginia
We screen through several hundred consensus standards every day looking for commenting opportunities that will lower #TotalCostofOwnership for education facilities. The SASB suite is noteworthy for leading practice discovery and promulgation relevant to the daily decisions of education industry business leaders higher up in the organization chart. #StandardsCalifornia
A walk through any educational setting and you find young people acclimated to -- and masters of -- social media. What is less easily seen is the competition among accredited and open source standards developers, incumbent stakeholders and trade associations to set the standard of care for school security generally, and the use of nascent technologies for mass notification. #StandardsFlorida