Bunker Hill Community College
Indian Institute of Technology
Coastal College of Central Georgia
Southwestern Michigan College
The National Fire Protection Association has released the First Draft Report for all 19 technical committees writing the 2020 National Electrical Code. All reports are available at the link below: 2020 National Electric Code Public Review Comments are due August 30th. All NFPA Standards are on the standing agenda of our weekly Open Door teleconference
Several proposals recommending improvements to the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) were submitted to the IEEE subcommittees drafting the 2022 revision of the NESC. They are fairly technical and subtle in their implications for the advancement of safety and sustainability in campus power distribution systems.
We follow state adaptations of national codes that set the standard of care for electrical safety in education facility design, construction, operation and maintenance; starting with the State of Michigan -- a state with a $490 billion gross domestic product; and ranked the 13th largest state in the United States from an economic point of view.
ASHRAE International has released several addenda to its widely adopted standard ASHRAE 90.1 Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, several of which will affect the design, construction and operation of many building types under the stewardship of the education industry.
The location, size and operating characteristics of electrical service equipment is one of the first challenges that architects and engineers must resolve when a facility is designed -- particularly in renovation projects in which legacy safety features must be "brought up to code". Design considerations must accommodate requirements for appropriate operation and maintenance.
This Standard will focus on service industry sub-sectors described as “professional services”. Professional service firms are characterized as those that have low capital intensity, high knowledge intensity, and a professionalized workforce which include: Financial and Business Solutions; Professional Engineering Services; Worldwide Logistics Services; Environmental Services; among others.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is a fast-moving economic space in which a mix of consensus and open-source standards form the broad contours of leading practice. All school districts, colleges, universities and university-affiliated health care systems have significant product, system, firmware and labor resources allocated to ICT.
The University of Texas Medical Branch is the founder of the first global standard for health care administration; now under development by International Organization for Standardization. When the high level policy framework is incorporated by reference into public law, or adopted by the private sector as a performance benchmark for healthcare administration, it will have significant effect upon health care enterprises in the US education industry.
FROM OUR ARCHIVE: How do we reconcile the competing requirements of water conservation and Legionella risk reduction? The optimal reconciliation may well be site specific owing to the differences in the water quality among water utilities and climate. The education industry is a very large stakeholder in this reconciliation.