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Standards & Compliance Briefing: Health Care Ventilation, ISO 14001, LEED

ASHRAE has published a revised version of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The revised standard now specifically addresses provisions for energy recovery, and features updates, changes and clarifications dealing with humidity, ducted returns, recirculating rooms units and duct lining. Shorenstein Properties’ Lincoln Center, a Class A seven-building office campus in … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Birds Eye, GMOs, LG’s LCA, Building Commissioning

NSF International will join the Non-GMO Project as a technical administrator in early 2014, offering retail grocers, food growers, manufacturers and restaurants another way to earn the Non-GMO label. The project’s verification process requires ongoing testing of major at-risk ingredients, an action threshold of 0.9 percent, traceability and segregation practices, and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Water Quality Products, Sustainable Forestry, WEEE

3M Purification says it is the first company to achieve certification under the new WQA Product Sustainability standards from the Water Quality Association. 3M can now apply a sustainability label to six products, include water filtration devices for the home and water appliances. To carry the label, products must meet … Read more »

Standards and Compliance: 18 Endesa Buildings Certified, World’s First IEC 62368-1 for Samsung

Endesa has earned AENOR certification for its energy efficiency system (ISO 50001) and environmental management system (ISO 14001) at 18 of its offices in Spain. Six of these offices have also been granted certification for internal air quality (UNE 171330-3). The 18 buildings have floor space of more than 115,000 … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Ottawa Drops LEED, Council for Responsible Sport, R2, ISO 50001

Ottawa has removed LEED requirements for city buildings, a criteria that has been in effect in the Canadian capital since 2005. City committee members suggested that buildings can be built to LEED specifications or other more stringent environmental standards without going through the LEED certification process. Eight municipal buildings in … Read more »