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Standards & Compliance: Prop. 65, Ikea, Target, MSC, Laundry Standard

The California Legislature has passed AB 227, which would give business owners receiving a notice of Proposition 65 violation a two-week grace period, during which they could avoid a lawsuit by posting the required warning signs and paying a $500 fine. The bill now heads to governor Jerry Brown, who has 30 days to … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: HEPA for Vacuums, ISO 50001 & 14001, LEED

ASTM International Committee F11 on Vacuum Cleaners has formed a new task group to develop standards for high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration, the organization said. The group will develop standards to clarify methodology and criteria used to define HEPA filtration for sealed vacuum cleaner systems and filter components, for residential … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Building Automation, ISO 140001 Changes, BPA and Prop.65

ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, has published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, which the organization describes as the only open, consensus-developed standard in the building controls industry. ASHRAE says the new standard has been published … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: EPA WaterSense, WWF Check Your Paper, LEED v4, R2

Rain Bird’s SST Weather-Based Smart Irrigation Controller has earned the EPA’s WaterSense label for verified water savings for lawn and garden use. The controller has a weather sensor with a built-in database of weather information for specific geographic areas, and is designed for use with an automatic irrigation system, the company … Read more »