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
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
This consensus product competes with other ANSI accredited standards developing organizations for a footprint in the energy conservation space: NFPA 900 Building Energy Code. Use of the word "code" in its title is significant. It means that NFPA 900 has been written to be incorporated by reference into federal, state and local energy conservation legislation. #StandardsMassachusetts
Technical committees of the American Gas Association have released eighteen new redlines regarding one of AGA's flagship consensus standards for fuel supply technology to individual buildings and district energy plants. Education facility managers, consulting design engineers, contractors and O&M staffs: listen up! [Comments are due July 8th] #StandardsVirginia #StandardsTexas
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. #StandardsHawaii
This IEEE consensus product sets the standard of care for construction, operation and maintenance of power and telecommunication infrastructure It overlaps in significant areas with the National Electrical Code; a consensus product developed by the NFPA. We collaborate closely with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee to reconcile the two spaces. [Transcript of proposed revisions will be released in July] #StandardsNewJersey
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 Elevator & Escalator monthly teleconference.
Our monthly review of economic data regarding construction spend--the largest non-residential building construction market in the United States. Overall--including construction, energy, custodial services, furnishings, security. etc.-- the non-instructional spend plus the construction spend of the US education facilities is approximately $300 billion per year; approximately the size of Denmark's entire economy.
The emergent #SmartCampus is essentially an electrotechnical transformation so it is wise to examine the results of the recent ICC Group B code hearings ahead of the Public Comment Hearings in Las Vegas in October. We coordinate our response to IECC developments with subject matter affiliated with IEEE, NFPA and the IEC. #StandardsNevada