Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) has introduced four new pieces of legislation addressing water and energy efficiency, including S. 2226, “The WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2014,” and S. 2227, “The Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014,” the latter mirroring H.R. 4117 introduced in the House in February. S. 2226 Read more

Atlanta — Dwelling units of multifamily buildings of any height would fall under ASHRAE’s residential ventilation standard, 62.2, under a proposed change designed to provide consistency of ventilation requirements. Currently, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, has responsibility for multifamily residential buildings 4 stories or more, while ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Read more

Atlanta — Major revisions for design and measurement of comfortable spaces are included in a newly published 2013 standard from ASHRAE. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, combines the 2010 standard and 18 published addenda into a consolidated standard. The core of the standard in Sections 4 and 5 specifies methods to Read more

Ontario, Calif. — IAPMO R&T, a leading developer of standards for the plumbing, mechanical and solar industries, announced that the new standard IAPMO/ANSI S1001.1, Design and Installation of Solar Water Heating Systems, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard. IAPMO’s S1001 Solar Standards Technical Subcommittee members met Read more

Chicago — The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is pleased to announce that ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 63-2013: Rainwater Catchment Systems was approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on November 14, 2013. Jointly developed by ASPE and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) and co-sponsored by the International Association Read more