Today at 11 AM Eastern time we sweep through action in energy-related consensus documents; some of which are incorporated by reference into federal, state and local energy regulations. If we are successful you will tweak your facility design, construction and O&M documents. At the very least, time spent with us today offers anticipatory intelligence about technical specifics but also action by government agencies at all levels.
A great deal of the technical substance informing proposals for the next revision of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) originates in a technical report published by U.S. Department of Energy; Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in 2015. [Comments on proposed revisions to the IECC are due July 24th]
This is one of an expanding network of interoperable consensus documents which set the standard of care for energy storage systems that are intended to receive electric energy and then store it for a local microgrid or send it up to the utility grid when needed. Business leaders in the education facility industry should participate. [Comments due August 27th]
Technical committees developing ASHRAE consensus documents release public review documents in 30-to-90 day intervals so we help facility managers should keep pace. Another batch of redlines have been released and every one of them will effect #TotalCostofOwnership where ASHRAE 189,1 is adopted into state and local energy regulations. [Comments periods run from August 11th through August 26th]
During 2019 we are rolling out our user-interest advocacy platform 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. #StandardsMassachusetts.
This consensus product competes with other standards developing organizations for a footprint in the energy conservation space: NFPA 900 Building Energy Code. It is a lively space. Use of the word "code" in its title is significant. It means that NFPA 900 has been written to be incorporated by reference into energy legislation. [Public input is due January 9th]
The Georgia Institute of Technology is the Administrator for the US position on development of the highest level international public policy template for energy management document in the world. At the moment, this product is largely a performance standard--one that makes the US compliance culture uneasy--but offers practical benchmarks for self-regulating industries. Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China is the global Secretariat. @ANSIdotorg #StandardsGeorgia
From our vantage the International Energy Conservation Code is one of the most widely studied codes in the land; driven by fierce economic and political agendas. Release of the results of the first round of hearings have been released and linked here. We will have until July 24th respond to the Committee Action Hearings ahead of the public comment hearings at the ICC Annual Conference in October in Las Vegas @IEEECampus #StandardsNevada
Smart City standards 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 a mastery of the technical specifics at the foundation of global electrotechnology trends