With about one hundred technical committees administered by accredited standards developers globally, the stream of standards action in the building energy conservation space is one of the fastest-moving; and a space that demonstrates remarkable adaption. As the largest non-residential building construction market in the United States the education facility industry is on the receiving end of prescriptive and performance requirements produced by these technical committees that are enforced by state agencies and/or sustainability consortia. It is also the least involved in advancing its own safety and sustainability agenda as a user-interest; thus the raison d’être of Standards Michigan (See ABOUT).
There is a lot of market-making by incumbent interests with a footprint in the US education industry’s green agenda. We do our best to keep pace.
We find two new redlines of ASHRAE/ICC/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings now open for public review at the link below:
Addendum an. This proposal adds lighting control requirements for dwelling units to increase energy savings beyond the capabilities of energy efficient light sources alone.
Addendum ac. The proposed ISC \Independent Substantive Change] allows for the building project to include thermal or electrical energy storage capability that could be employed as a demand response tool.
Comments are due November 17th.
We are happy to discuss responses to the proposed changes in any standards suite any day at 11 AM Eastern time. We also sweep through the rapidly expanding constellation of consensus products applicable to the energy space at least twice per month during our Mechanical Engineering and Energy breakout teleconferences. See our CALENDAR for the next online meetings; open to everyone.
Issue: [13-162, et. al]
Category: Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, Facility Asset Management, US Department of Energy
Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Richard Robben, Larry Spielvogel