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Standards & Compliance Briefing: Laptop Chargers, Nanoparticle Measurements, LEED Certifications

The IEC has published specifications for a single external charger that could theoretically be used to power a wide range of laptops, following on from earlier work by the organization on standardized phone chargers. Technical Specification 62700: “DC power supply for notebook computer”  should deliver a significant reduction of electronic waste related to power supplies by allowing consumers to use a single external charger with a wide range of laptop computers.

ASTM’s International Nanaotechnology Committee approved an Airborne Nanoparticle Measurement standard to provide clear steps to collect airborne nanomaterials and analyze them to determine their surface area. The ASTM E2864, Test Method for Measurement of Airborne Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Surface Area Concentration in Inhalation Exposure Chambers Using Krypton Gas Adsorption, was developed by Subcommittee E56.02 on Physical and Chemical Characterization, part of ASTM International Committee E56 on Nanotechnology.

Chuck Evanhoe, President of Evanhoe & Associates, has been named Chairman of ADC1 Technical Advisory Group, which is comprised of companies that support U.S. participation in the ISO/IEC standardization process for automatic identification and mobile technology. Evanhoe has significant standards expertise and has served in a variety of leadership roles within the AIDC industry.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District East Campus operations center earned a LEED Platinum rating, making it the nation’s largest and most sustainable utility operations center. Sacramento’s public utility unveiled its $111.5 million new East Campus operations center in early September.

The Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, owned by the National Outdoor Leadership School, has achieved LEED Platinum certification. The building is the first in Lander, Wyo., to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Only five LEED projects exist in Wyoming. The project used sustainable strategies, such as recycled materials and radiant heating and cooling.

Charleston County’s Consolidated 9-1-1 Center and Emergency Operations Center received LEED Gold certification. It is the first 9-1-1 call center and first emergency operations center in the state of South Carolina to be LEED certified, and the 14th LEED certified emergency operations center in the U.S.

Phase 3.1 of University of Washington’s Medicine Research Complex was awarded LEED Gold certification. That makes it the 11th LEED certified building in Perkins+Will Seattle’s history. Phase 3.1 is a 183,000 square-foot addition adjacent to UW Medicine’s original South Lake Union research complex. The newly-created building will provide space for over 400 researchers working in a laboratory setting.

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