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Updated Green Globes Building Certification Program Now Built On ANSI Standard

Updated Green Globes Building Certification Program Now Built On ANSI Standard

Green Globes is used as an alternative to LEED.

BOMA International Joins Global Coalition On International Property Measurement Standards

With the implementation of global property measurement standards, properties will be consistently measured; creating a more transparent marketplace, greater public trust, stronger investor confidence, and increased market stability.

BICSI Releases New Standard For Electronic Safety And Security System Design

BICSI 005 bridges the two worlds of security and communications by providing the professional with the requirements and recommendations of a structured cabling infrastructure needed to support today’s security systems while providing the cabling design professional information on different elements within safety and security systems that affect the design.

NEMA Publishes Instructions For Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers

NEMA has published NEMA ICS 15.1-2012, Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers Rated Not More Than 7200V.

NCGBCS Releases Taxonomy of Building Codes and Standards

This compilation of codes and standards relating to the built environment is intended to serve as a resource when educating the industry, government, and the public about the regulations and referenced documents that are used when constructing buildings and facilities. Comments are due March 8, 2013.

ICC, UL Collaborate On New ANSI Standard For Landscape Irrigation Controllers

The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical devices.

BOMI International To Release 2013 Edition Of Environmental Health And Safety Issues Course

The course takes the approach of building a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) program from the bottom up. The focus is on enhancing EHS management skills to ensure effective implementation of the program. The management strategies emphasized, when applied, can minimize the risks and liability inherent in operating buildings and the equipment in them.

Consultative Council Report Highlights Four Areas in Need of Improvement

A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry and the nation need to focus their efforts in order to improve buildings and infrastructure.

BIFMA Announces Over 40 Furniture Manufacturers With level Certified Products

Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, level is the label awarded to office furniture products that meet multiple criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.

Introducing BOMA’s New Reference Resources

BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA store.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011, New Edition Released

The latest 2011 edition of X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs/Test Standard has been approved by ANSI and released for distribution.

Proposed Revisions to Energy Standard for Existing Buildings Open for Public Comment

The standard was first published in 1981, and the need for its requirements has grown as more attention is paid to improving energy in current building stock. Public input to the proposed changes is being sought from May 4 until June 18.

OSHA Streamlining Employer Compliance Burden

The published rule will help keep OSHA standards up-to-date and better enable employers to comply with their regulatory obligations.

AHRI Releases Variable Frequency Drive Standard

VFDs can be used to control and power the HVACR motors in a facility, for increased efficiency and reliability.

NBIMS-US One Step Closer to Modeling Standard

Upon the release, it is expected that other countries will use the NBIMS-US Version 2 as the basis of their national modeling standards.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Safety In Confined Spaces

What are the confined space standards for the European Union, Canada, Asia, or any other region of the world?

OSCRE Collaborates To Unveil Better Asset Management Technology

Now there are solutions ready for the export of standards compliant data files, meaning that lawyers can be better positioned to support the needs of their property investment customer base.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella

An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.

Comments On Standard For Existing Buildings Sought

The need for the standard's requirements has grown as more attention is paid to improving energy in the country's current building stock. Public review is open until May 25, 2011.

Global FM Workshop Recap

Many questions were tackled at the 11th Global FM International Workshop held alongside the Th!nk FM conference earlier this month in Nottingham, UK.

OSCRE And CoreNet Collaborate To Advance Technology Adoption

OSCRE (the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate), announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding together with CoreNet Global, with the aim of...

Revisions To MasterFormat Announced

CSI and CSC have announced the 2011 updates to MasterFormat®, the tool used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada.

New Standard Supports Security Providers' Code of Conduct

ASIS will develop two American National Standards to support the recently signed International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers.

Business Continuity Management ANSI Standard Released

ASIS International and BSI have released a joint American National Standard, Business Continuity Management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use (ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1-2010).

Comments Needed: Workplace Noise Exposure Controls

OSHA is proposing to issue an interpretation of the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” as used in the general industry and construction occupational noise exposure standards and to amend its current enforcement policy to reflect the interpretation. Comments are due 12/20/10.

CSI And CSC Release 2010 Edition of UniFormat

CSI and CSC have released a 2010 edition of UniFormat, a method of arranging construction information based on functional elements, or parts of a facility characterized by their functions, without regard to the materials and methods used to accomplish them.

Standard For K-12 Products Under Development

NSF International and the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) are working on this tool to certify health, safety, and environmental aspects of products and equipment for educational settings.

ASHRAE, NEMA Partner on Smart Grid Model Standard

The proposed standard will coordinate with work by the North American Energy Standards Board to develop a basic energy usage data model and create a facilities data model that provides additional energy usage data elements for commercial and industrial buildings.

ANSI Approves Second InfoComm Standard

Last month, ANSI approved InfoComm's standard that is focused on designing and coordinating audiovisual systems in a facility.

BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard ANSI Accredited

The standard, developed by BOMA International and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® provides guidance on how to measure the floor area of industrial buildings.

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