An American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers committee drafting tough new standards to prevent the waterborne bacteria Legionella is focused on how to apply the standards in the real world. “It's not the science or the engineering lacking here. It's the lack of a management system that can be applied in a practical and defensible way,” said William McCoy, ASHRAE standards committee chairman. Federal estimates show Legionnaires', a form of pneumonia, kills more than 4,000 people and sickens some 21,000 others each year.
Practical application of Legionella prevention standards the focus of ASHRAE project
Intl. Code Council and Modular Building Institute combine forces.
Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.
Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological breakthroug...
Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.
Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.
Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.
Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.
State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.
Penalties total $2.7 million.
Atlantic City, Annapolis among communities affected.