One of my all time favorite sayings used to hang on my wall and sparked me into action on those days I was dragging or feeling like I could put something off for another day. Although not exact, and citing from memory, it went something like this, “Every day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up Read more

Ontario, Calif. — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) will commence development of an American National Standard for water efficiency and sanitation to be known as IAPMO/ANSI WE·Stand 2017. The standard, which will use as its basis the water provisions within IAPMO’s 2015 Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement (GPMCS), draws upon Read more

Atlanta — New proposed climate data could make the ASHRAE/IES energy standard more applicable for global use. Addendum w is one of 10 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, open for public comment starting Dec. 5, 2014. The proposed addendum closes for review Jan. 19, 2015. To Read more

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) announced that the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has been accredited by SCC to develop National Standards of Canada. The accreditation became effective December 17, 2013. “The accreditation of AHRI as a standards development organization (SDO) in Canada demonstrates SCC’s continued efforts to ensure more standardization solutions are 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