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05/19/2014

ASHRAE Continues Work on Legionellosis Standard

 
Possible to contract Legionellosis in a hotel shower.

Nearly 40 years after Legionnaires’ Disease first gained public attention, the disease remains common throughout the world.

As a result, ASHRAE continues work on what would be the first set of standardized requirements specific to the building industry for management of the risks associated with amplified growth of and exposure to Legionella.

Standard 188P, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, currently under development, will identify risk factors for growth and exposure along with measures to mitigate that risk. The standard will help facility managers and building owners understand how to evaluate the design and operation of their building water systems to reduce the risk of Legionellosis.

Tom Watson, chair of the Standard 188P committee, says he is optimistic that a fourth public review draft will be approved and made available during the summer.

“The new version of the standard will provide the building community with reasonable and practical methods to control exposure to the bacterium that could cause harm,” Watson said. “Effective design, maintenance, and operational procedures that avoid amplification and dissemination of Legionella are necessary throughout the life of a building to reduce the risk of the disease.”

Watson highlighted several changes that may be part of the upcoming public review draft. They include:

  • Removal of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points terminology
  • Environmental Legionella testing considerations
  • Revision of the standard to align with recently approved changes to the standard’s title, purpose, and scope, chiefly around systematic management of risks associated with potential exposure to Legionella

Watson noted that standards under development are not available for use by anyone and proposed language is made available during public reviews for the purpose of commenting only.

 

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08/21/2014

The Department of Energy has released two reports which indicate wind turbine installations and efficiency is growing while prices drop. 

08/20/2014

The NHL has partnered with the NRDC to release their first sustainability report. 

08/19/2014

A new battery has been developed that is free of toxic materials and longer lasting than its more expensive competitors.

08/14/2014

A new study shows that emergency communications that don't specify the threat could be doing more harm than good.

08/13/2014

Natural light's benefits to workers extend far beyond the workday.

08/12/2014

Will a "Little Box" change the future of electricity?

08/07/2014

Could your building withstand an F3 tornado repeatedly?

08/06/2014

Make sure your conference room is properly outfitted with a projection system that meets your occupants' needs.

08/04/2014

The update to the Building Energy Quotient program includes more building types and a new methodology to measure "In Operation" buildings.

07/31/2014

Improper lockdown security may leave your building and occupants vulnerable

07/29/2014

Is the American energy policy lagging behind the rest of the world?

07/22/2014

How to keep building occupants safe during the hot season.

07/21/2014

Spaces grow denser as the industry emerges from a slump.

07/18/2014

Study ranks states on fuel and consumption.

07/16/2014

Enhance cleaning practices at your educational facilities.

07/11/2014

Tenants have low tolerance for even one pest sighting, a new survey reveals.

07/10/2014

Battery installations will fuel federal research.

07/03/2014

An ongoing pilot program targets carbon neutrality.

06/27/2014

Potential substitute chemicals boast a low global warming potential.

06/26/2014

Tap into the DOE’s new data stream for renewable energy.

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