Chicago — The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and the Water Quality Association (WQA) have signed an agreement to promote and advance three WQA standards for recognition as consensus American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI): WQA/ASPE 1201: Electrochemical Drinking Water Treatment Systems WQA/ASPE S802: Product Sustainability for Activated Carbon WQA/ASPE S803 Read more

Chicago — The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved ASPE/ANSI 45-2013: Siphonic Roof Drainage as an American National Standard.  ASPE became an ANSI-accredited standards developer in May 2012, and its first initiative was submitting ASPE 45, originally published in 2007, for approval as an American National Standard. The Read more

Atlanta — Major changes to requirements regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical and the energy cost budget are contained in the newly published energy standard from ASHRAE and IES. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, incorporates 110 addenda, reflecting changes made through the public review process. Appendix F gives brief descriptions and publication Read more