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Did You Know?


New York, Jun 26, 2008

Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization.

ATIS Partners with MSF on IPTV Standards
ATIS, a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute, and the MultiService Forum (MSF) will join forces for the MSF’s biennial Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) event to be held October 20-31, 2008.

This partnership will combine ATIS’ research on Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) – namely television over a phone or cable line - with MSF’s expertise in multiservice Next Generation Networks (NGN).

Involving more than forty member companies, the ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) is a developer of IPTV requirements, standards, and specifications.

Through test laboratories, enhanced test scenarios and service capabilities, fundamental IPTV building blocks relating to authentication and initialization will be formally demonstrated during GMI 2008.

U.S. Green Building Council Improves its Educational Website
ANSI member, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has re-launched its Greenbuild365 web site, endowing it with increased educational offerings, podcasts and expanded resources.

Supported by United Technologies, “Greenbuild365 gives us a platform where leadership and knowledge from a broad range of disciplines – design, construction, real estate, education and more – can be shared around the globe,” said Peter Templeton, USGBC senior vice president of research and education.

To learn more and take an online course, please click here.

Advanced Energy Design Guide Set to Increase Efficient Buildings
Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), jointly developed the Advanced Energy Design Guide.

IESNA, USGB and ASHRAE are all ANSI members and accredited standards developers.

This document provides guidance on how to achieve thirty percent energy savings over building code minimums based on ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999, Energy Efficient Design of New Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

To download the guide please click here.

EMAP Gains Accreditation as a Developer of American National Standards
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council has approved the accreditation of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), an ANSI organizational member, as a developer of American National Standards.

By establishing standards to be applied in a voluntary review process at the state and local level, EMAP seeks to foster accountability and improvement in emergency management and homeland security activities.

For additional information, please contact: Ms. Nicole Ishmael, executive director for emergency management accreditation program (telephone: 859.244.8242; fax: 859.244.8239; nishmael@csg.org).

Cool Roof Rating Council Earns Accreditation as a Developer of American National Standards
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council has approved the accreditation of the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), an ANSI organizational member, as a developer of American National Standards.

CRRC has established a rating system for displaying accurate radiative property data on the outermost layer of roof surfaces.

For additional information, please contact: Ms. Stephanie Stern, administrative manager (telephone: 510.482.4420, ext. 229; fax: 510.482.4421; sstern@energy-solution.com).

The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Organization Applies for Accreditation
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Organization (ROVO), an ANSI organizational member, has submitted an application for accreditation as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer.

ROVO’s scope of activity involves standards addressing design, configuration and performance aspects of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The proposed standard will require manufacturers of conforming ROVs to affix a certification label to the machine.

For additional information or to submit comments, please contact: Mr. Thomas Yager, vice president, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Organization (telephone: 949.255.2560; fax: 949.727.4216; tyager@rovorg.org).

Comments to ROVO should be offered by July 14, 2008, with a copy to Mr. Jim Thompson, the recording secretary of ANSI’s Executive Standards Council (fax: 212.840.2298; Jthompso@ansi.org).

To view or download ROVO’s proposed operating procedures, click here.

ANSI Focus on Services Standards