The results of the Committee Action Hearings in Albuquerque last month are now available. We have identified twenty proposals that will affect the safety and sustainability agenda of the education facilities industry. We will coordinate our response with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee. [Comments are due July 24th] #StandardsNevada
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. #StandardsKansas
Campus building automation systems are a core technology in the emergent #SmartCampus. This standard provides operational sequences for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems intended to maximize system energy efficiency and performance, Technical committee 36P has released another batch of redlines. [Comment periods run from July 14 through July 29]
OSHA has released a request for information regarding two areas where modernizing the Lockout/Tagout standard might better promote worker safety without additional burdens to employers: control circuit type devices and robotics. [Comments are due August 19th]
In administrative law, incorporation by reference is a legislative drafting technique that enables federal agencies to give legal effect to materials that are already published elsewhere. It is most controversially used to incorporate privately authored voluntary consensus standards into health and safety regulations without infringing the standards developers' copyright. We find enlightened debate on the subject in Ottawa.
The Standardization Administration of China has submitted a proposal for a new field of ISO technical activity on "Laboratory Design" intended to develop standardization solutions for laboratory design including site selection and design planning, the functional division of experimental areas taking into account environmental conditions and impact. [Comments on a draft US position are due August 2nd]
ISO/TC 215 creates standards for information and communications technology in health to promote interoperability between independent systems, to enable compatibility and consistency of health information and data. A new subcommittee has been formed, led by the Korean Association of Standards and Technology, to facilitate capture, interchange and use of health-related data, information, and knowledge to support and enable all aspects of the health system; including genomics.
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]
The Illumination Engineering Society has posted a public commenting opportunity on a revision to one of its core consensus products. Its title speaks for itself. [Comments are due July 29th] #StandardsNewYork