Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Standards articles below.
New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.
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A recent public review of the Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), is bringing homes, offices, factories, and other buildings significantly closer to becoming full partners in supporting and managing the electric grid.
OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is kicking off development of a new guideline to help building owners, their design teams, and facility managers use building information modeling (BIM) during the building design, construction, and operations process.
Industry-led updates to The Carpet and Rug Institute’s 104/105 Carpet Installation Standards focus on proper planning and preparation.
ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.
OSHA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection Standards.
ISEA seeks consensus panel participants for the revision of popular high-visibility worker apparel standard.
This is the latest comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.
Agent of change: this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year guided the transformation of an aging facility.
The new standard is considered one of the most significant developments in the real estate profession in recent history and will go beyond office measurement standardization to include other property types in the coming months.
DOE accepted the working group’s recommendations covering the use of alternative energy determination methods (AEDMs).
Avoid these mistakes when creating and updating network corporate standards.
Green Globes is used as an alternative to LEED.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA store.
The latest 2011 edition of X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs/Test Standard has been approved by ANSI and released for distribution.
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.
The published rule will help keep OSHA standards up-to-date and better enable employers to comply with their regulatory obligations.
VFDs can be used to control and power the HVACR motors in a facility, for increased efficiency and reliability.
Upon the release, it is expected that other countries will use the NBIMS-US Version 2 as the basis of their national modeling standards.
What are the confined space standards for the European Union, Canada, Asia, or any other region of the world?
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.
An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.
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.