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 another redline 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 ab cleans up line of sight requirements intended to make views available from patient beds, changes “space types” to the defined term “spaces”, and removal of the words “each of” in the first sentence.
Comments due June 21st.
We maintain ASHRAE 189.1 on the standing agenda of our Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Health and Nota Bene teleconferences. If you would like to mark it up with us, see our CALENDAR for the next online meetings; open to everyone.
Issue: [13-162, et. al]
Category: Mechanical, Electrical, Energy
Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Richard Robben, Larry Spielvogel