The American Society of Heating & Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE) has released another batch of addendum to its consensus product — Standard 170-2017 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. — of which the candidate revisions can be accessed at the link below:
Addendum L continues the process of reorganizing the standard into three components—Hospital, Outpatient, and Residential Health Care and Support in alignment with the FGI Guidelines’ transition to three separate standards. Comments are due December 22nd.
Comments on Addenda dealing with Outdoor Air Intakes and Exhaust Discharges are due November 24th.
We welcome real-time discussion on these and other energy conservation codes and standards proposals any day at 11 AM Eastern time. The ASHRAE suite moves swiftly; often every 30 to 45 days. If designers, contractors and facility managers want to keep pace with standards action for healthcare facilities it is wise click in. Once a month we also walk through the status of all consensus products relevant to the mechanical engineering discipline — environmental air, piping, instrumentation & controls, elevators, etc. — during our Mechanical Engineering teleconference. See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.
Finally, to our colleagues in the Orlando, Florida region early next year, ASHRAE will host its Winter Conference February 1-5, 2020. Most of the technical committees meet during the conference so you should find time to sit in on a few of the meetings. Registration information is linked below.
Category: Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, Facility Asset Management
Colleagues: David Conrad, Richard Robben, Larry Spielvogel