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Public Procurement & Private Certification

We always consult one of the principal work products of the education industry -- quantitative, academic research -- to inform the development of our response to ANSI accredited standards developer proposals. Recent research by Boston University on public environmental policy enlightens our response to the expansion of the scope of ASHRAE 90.1 onto entire building sites

Oct 19, 2019

Readings / Sherman Act of 1890

Formally administered standards development meetings begin with a reminder that stakeholders shall not engage in activity that locks out competitors. In faster moving technologies, such as electrotechnologies, the pace of innovation is swift and it is often difficult for incumbent interests* to avoid locking out competitors.

Oct 19, 2019

Cambridge Center for Smart Infrastructure & Construction

The education facility industry has a generally successful tradition of entering public markets for financing new buildings and infrastructure upgrades; so far. Does the electrotechnical transformation we call the #SmartCampus zietgeist present wicked collaboration challenges to business models which have traditionally informed the public finance industry?

Oct 19, 2019

Service requirements for distance learning

We follow the gathering pace of international distance learning enterprises with particular interest in its technical foundation for quality and availability.  ITU Recommendation F.742 provides the service description and the requirements for distance learning services. This Recommendation is intended to support the multimedia framework for distance learning services.  @IEEECampus

Oct 19, 2019

Data Center Operations & Maintenance

Like it or not data centers are the beating heart of the academy in all nations. Whether it is a 100 square foot closet or a 1,000,000 sq.ft. building they have maintenance requirements as surely as libraries needed security and housekeeping. This consensus document sets the standard of care for the un-glamorous but essential role of keeping that beating heart healthy. [Comments are due November 18th]

Oct 19, 2019

Sustainable cities & communities

Major research universities are stakeholders in policy templates for town-gown infrastructure development. Public review drafts from working groups administered by the Association Française de Normalisation arrive at a fairly brisk pace. [Comments on another candidate standard proposing indicators for resilient cities are due October 29th] @AFNOR @NFPA

Oct 19, 2019

Climatic Data for Building Design Standards

ASHRAE 169 includes a variety of climatic information used primarily in the design, planning, and sizing of building energy systems and equipment. ASHRAE anticipates that the information within will represent a valuable resource for referencing in building design standards. [Comments are due November 4th]

Oct 18, 2019

Connected & Automated Vehicle Code

The CSA Group America has launched the development of a new consensus product to support innovation and deployment in the field of connected and autonomous vehicles by providing infrastructure requirements for the installation and safe operations of CAVs and corresponding infrastructure in the North American context.  

Oct 18, 2019

H.R. 528 / Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act

To provide a safe harbor from licensing and registration for certain non-controlling blockchain developers and providers of blockchain services. [Introduced 14 January 2019]

Oct 18, 2019
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