Mayville Community and Technical College
James Madison University
Ohio State University Medical Center
Middle Georgia State University
University of Miami
We are tracking the acceleration of the geospatial mapping of exterior campus lighting luminaires for security cameras, on-demand multi-level switching, and their use as power sources in exterior central areas of congregation. We will likely advocate for an expanded discussion about exterior illumination product development that will make campus exterior illumination systems safer, simpler, lower-cost and longer lasting. [Comments are due April 8th] #StandardsVirginia
The Illumination Engineering Society is one of the first names in non-profit trade associations whose consensus documents are heavily referenced in design guidelines and construction projects for the US education industry. It has launched a new consensus document intended to link various IES documents together, augmenting them in subject areas not otherwise covered. The IES is seeking subject matter experts to participate in its development.
Should every campus building generate its own power? Sustainability workgroups are vulnerable to speculative hype about microgrids & Internet of Things; both a central feature of the electrotechnical transformation we call the emergent #SmartCampus. We remind sustainability trendsniffers that the central feature of a distributed energy resource--the eyesore known as the university steam plant--delivers most of the economic characteristics of a microgrid. #StandardsMassachusetts
Pedestrian pathway lighting on educational campuses are an important element in the physical fabric within the campus and along its perimeter. A conversion from legacy metal halide to LED fixtures is in full swing and, along with it, a new set of engineering challenges. We collaborate with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee to discover and promulgate leading practice for the safety and sustainability of these systems across the full span of their lifecycle.
This IEEE "regulatory product" sets the standard of care for construction, operation and maintenance of power and telecommunication infrastructure and overlaps in significant areas with the National Electrical Code, a regulatory product developed by the National Fire Protection Association. We advocate in the NESC and collaborate closely with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee. [Comments on next revisions are due July 1, 2020] #StandardsNewJersey
IEEE 1366 Guide for Electrical Power Distribution Reliability Indices is a template for exploring performance metrics of large customer-owned power systems. Respected voices in the IEEE disagree on many concepts that appear in it but, for the moment, it is the most authoritative consensus document produced by the IEEE Standards Association. Its technical specifics may be referenced in power purchasing agreements between universities and public utilities.
Many redlines for new addenda to ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings have been released for public comment. It is important for public comments in these addenda inform discussion during the ICC's International Energy Conservation Code Hearings in April. [Comment deadlines run through March 25th]. See our CALENDAR. #StandardsGeorgia
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. #StandardsVirginia
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. Hearings on proposals begin April 28 - May 8 in Albuquerque. We encourage facility executives to fund the attendance by front line staff who have deep expertise in reconciling the competing requirements of safety and sustainability. @IEEECampus #StandardsNewMexico