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ASHRAE Publishes Updated Refrigerant Safety Standards

The 2010 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 14 new refrigerant blends added.

BHMA Issues Revised Door Hardware Standards

BHMA announces the publication of three revised American National Standards: ANSI/BHMA A156.3 -2008 for Exit Devices; ANSI/BHMA A 156.4 - 2008 for Door Controls – Closers; and ANSI/BHMA A156.16 - 2008 for Auxiliary Hardware.

NEMA Supports Obama's Call for National Efficiency Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is supporting President Obama’s February 5, 2009 announcement on the importance of national energy efficiency standards for consumer...

NEMA Supports Obama’s Call for National Efficiency Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is supporting President Obama’s February 5, 2009 announcement on the importance of national energy efficiency standards for consumer...

OSHA To Hold Informal Public Hearing On Crane And Derrick Standards In Construction

Participants who intend to present testimony must notify OSHA in writing by February 13, 2009.

Changes Proposed For ASHRAE Standards

Nearly three dozen addenda are on the table for consideration.

NEMA Publishes Reaffirmed Standards

NEMA has published the following reaffirmed standards for Shunt Capacitors, Typical Proximity Switch Specifications, and Additional Requirements for Proximity Switches Suitable for Use in Strong Magnetic Fields.

Consumer Reports Finds Energy Star Program Standards Lax and Tests Out-Of-Date

The report notes that the percent of products that qualify for Energy Star is increasing because standards are too easy to reach, and federal test procedures haven't kept pace with new technology.

ASTM International Publishes Two New Environmental Standards Compilations

Two new compilations of environmental standards have been published by ASTM International. ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Characterization, 3rd Edition, and ASTM Standards...

U.S. Department of Energy Adopts Standards For Appliance Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), earlier this month, issued a final rule that adopted Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Standards as federal test...

USGBC Approves BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standards

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved a third alternative in its LEED for Commercial Interiors EQ 4.5 low-emitting furniture credit. Called Option...

BHMA Issues New Standards For Preparation Of Steel And Wood Doors

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has published two new door hardware standards, ANSI/BHMA A156.115W Hardware Preparation in Wood Doors with Wood or Steel...

ALLIANCE FOR CONCRETE CODES AND STANDARDS REORGANIZES STRUCTURE

The Alliance for Concrete Codes and Standards (ACCS) – an alliance of concrete associations and organizations – recently incorporated in order to secure funding...

U.S. Green Building Council Approves BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standards

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its approval of a third alternative in its LEED for Commercial Interiors EQ 4.5 low-emitting furniture...

Leonardo Academy To Develop ANSI Standards For Pollutant Emissions

Leonardo Academy has announced it is launching the development of ANSI standards for quantifying and documenting environmental emission inventories, offsets, and reduction credits. The...

Software Developer Yardi Systems Supports Real Estate Industry Standards Development Movement

The Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OCSRE) announced today that Yardi Systems has joined the organization as an Executive Member. Since 1984, Yardi...

California Seismic Safety Standards for Hospitals–Good News for Patients, Bad News for FMs?

To prepare for impending earthquakes, California has made serious measures to improve seismic codes for all buildings, but hospitals are the only facilities that...

National Building Information Model Standards Committee Formed to create the National BIM Standard

The National Institute of Building Standards (NIBS) through its Facility Information Council (FIC) has formed a committee to create the National Building Information Model...

ARI and ASHRAE to develop mutual HVAC standards

The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) have approved a new cooperative agreement...

15 product standards updated

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has issued revised editions of Standards-at-a-Glance, offering free-of-charge, uniform versions of 15 product standards. ANSI/BHMA standards establish requirements...

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