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Energy Standard for Buildings

Nineteen redlines for changes to ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings have been released for public comment ahead of the ASHRAE Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri next month. ASHRAE 90.1 is incorporated by reference into federal energy laws aimed at reducing energy waste and increasing renewable energy. [Comments are due June 9th]. #StandardsKansas

May 20, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Monthly

There is a great deal of standards action in ANSI-accredited consensus products that effect the daily practice of building service engineers in classical practice as well as action in the green agenda "zietgeist" that should interest the emergent class of global warming engineers. Feel free to join us sorting through it all today at 11 AM Eastern time.

May 20, 2019

High-Performance Green Buildings

ASHRAE contributes mightily to the tributary we call the education facility regulatory "stream"; not the least of which is the continuous evolution of prescriptive energy conservation concepts.   Technical committees developing ASHRAE consensus documents release public review documents in 30-to-90 day intervals. Another redline regarding automated demand response has been released for public review. [Comments are due June 16th]

May 20, 2019

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

The thermal energy requirements of K-12 schools, college and university educational, medical research and healthcare delivery campuses are a large market for boiler pressure vessel manufacturers, installers, maintenance personnel and inspectors.  As the "customer" for these complex thermal systems, the education facilities industry has an opportunity to help set the standard for safety and sustainability of these large, complex systems. #StandardsTexas

May 20, 2019

Standards Pennsylvania

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. #StandardsPennsylvania

May 20, 2019

Elevator Safety Code

More than a few colleges and universities have thousands of elevator-floors to operate and maintain (at cost upwards of $100,000 per floor just to build them). We discuss and make decisions on the evolution of this document from the education industry USER-INTEREST point of view during today's Mechanical Engineering monthly teleconference.

May 20, 2019

Climate Accounting Standard

The nonprofit Leonardo Academy helps organizations and corporations quantify their current environmental impacts and develop sustainability practices to enhance their environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity. We cover its proposal for a new standard during our Mechanical Engineering teleconference today at 11 AM Eastern time; open to everyone.

May 20, 2019

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

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

May 20, 2019

Federal Participation in Consensus Standards

The degree to which leading practice can and should be discovered and promoted by private-public partnerships is a question upon which which good minds will disagree.   Few nations disagree that innovation is faster and more enduring from point of action, but markets are not perfect instruments for discovering the greater good. At a speech given at the University of Michigan in 2014, S. Joe Bhatia, CEO of the American National Standards Institute, expands upon this point.

May 20, 2019
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