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Readings / Morrill Land-Grant Act

An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.

Jun 15, 2019

Food Code 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration restricts use of its logo. With this post we simply provide a link with related posts covering the standards action of ANSI accredited developers contributing to the safety and sustainability of the global food supply chain. Food safety is an obvious priority for the education industry, given the number of school lunch programs, student residence meal services, university-affiliated hospitals, athletic and entertainment event concessions--too many to count.

Jun 15, 2019

Food Safety

Schools, colleges, universities (residence halls, athletic venues, hospitals, etc) all have significant food preparation enterprises. NSF International -- founded at the University of Michigan in 1948 -- is one of the first names in this space and has since developed an international presence. Standards setting committee meetings are hosted online frequently. [ The next face-to-face meetings will be hosted in Ann Arbor in July 2019]

Jun 15, 2019

Tree Care

The condition of campus gardens, tree and landscaping is a central element of ambiance, brand identify, environmental instruction and even legacy revenue.  Anything having to do with trees arouses passions among nearly everyone in the education industry. The Tree Care Industry Association is involved in each of these dimensions of tree care and has released a draft tree care standard now open for public review [Comments are due July 29th]

Jun 15, 2019

Standards Wyoming

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. #StandardsWyoming

Jun 15, 2019

Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code

We have been advocating scalable, risk-informed performance standards in the Fire and Life Safety Code for Animal Housing Facilities since the 2013 Edition. Many universities have significant resources devoted to facilities which support research that requires laboratory animals. It is not too soon to begin tooling up to prepare public input for the the 2022 revision. [Public input is due June 26th] #StandardsMassachusetts

Jun 15, 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]

Jun 15, 2019

Pool, Spa and Recreational Water Standards

The education industry presents a large market for pool, spa and recreational water technologies and facilities.  Apart from publicly visible competitive swimming programs there are whirpools in healthcare facilities and therapeutic tubs for athletes in other sports. NSF International is one of the first names in this space and, ahead of the beginning of the outdoor pool season, has posted a redline for public review. [Comments are due June 16th]

Jun 15, 2019

Climate Accounting Standard

The Leonardo Academy has proposed a new standard that will measure--in dollars-- how human activities and emissions have altered the earth's energy balance, leading to the trapping of excess energy in the atmosphere, which in turn is disrupting the climate and causing global temperatures to rise. #StandardsWisconsin

Jun 15, 2019
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