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Some electrotechnology professionals struggle with the subtleties of a "microgrid" when set against the proven thermo-economics of the university power plant. The expansion of microgrids into individual buildings, or regions on campuses, will never pay for themselves if we cannot build, operate and maintain them economically (when set against the operational economics of the university district energy plant) [Comments are due January 28th]
Concepts within the developing suite of smart cities emerging from global technical committees administered from Geneva should interest both the academic and business side of the education industry in any nation. Campus planning functionaries should not assume that their blue sky recommendations for the emergent #SmartCampus can proceed without an understanding of electrotechnology trends [Comments are due January 4, 2019]
We refer this standard to the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee but its importance for assuring power reliability is worth highlighting here. The effective cost of a forced electrical outage runs on the order of $100,000 to $1,000,000 per minute -- especially on medical campuses.* The economic harm caused by forced outages on mechanical systems runs the same order of magnitude.
The growth of enterprises with concentrated electrotechnology to support massive open online educational content, as well as demand for entertainment content, is characteristic of the emergent #SmartCampus. One of the first names in standards development in this space has released a number of redliness that propose safety and sustainability concepts. [Comments are due December 18th]
The emergent #SmartCampus is less about libraries and classrooms and more about integrated audio-visual experiences. Leading practice in energy management of these installations require an understanding of equipment that is beyond the scope of incumbent energy standards developers. [Comments are due January 28th]
We have been collaborating with IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee and other committees writing IEEE 3001.9 Recommended Practice for the Design of Power Systems for Supplying Commercial and Industrial Lighting Systems. Campus exterior lighting systems generally run in the 100 to 10,000 fixture range and are an essential part of campus safety. [The next online teleconference is scheduled for December 18th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern time]
Ahead of its January 14-16 Conference in Atlanta, ASHRAE has released twenty-four proposed changes to the energy standard that is most widely incorporated by reference into government energy regulations and used by the education facilities industry as guidance for meeting energy conservation goals. [Comment deadlines range from December 16 to December 30].
For the first time since 1999 the $300 billion education facilities industry in the United States no longer has a direct vote on any technical committee of the National Electrical Code. With the gathering pace of the #SmartCampus transformation this is no time for the education facilities industry to be without an effective voice. Accordingly, we will collaborate with IEEE members from business and academia globally, starting tomorrow.
The IAPMO Group is a consensus standards developer accredited by the American National Standards Institute. One of its regulatory products -- the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) -- has entered a revision cycle for the 2021 edition; which will be incorporated by reference into public water safety law in many states. [Comments are due January 3, 2019]