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Did You Know?

New York, Apr 27, 2012

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.

ASHRAE Funds Undergraduate HVAC&R Projects Worldwide
As part of the ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant program, ANSI member ASHRAE has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to 22 to colleges and universities around the world. The grants are intended to promote the study and teaching of HVAC&R and encourage senior undergraduate students to pursue related careers.

This year’s award funds were used to design and construct projects such as an HVAC test “shack” to study energy efficiency, a study of the impact of air filters on energy consumption, and an air flow visualization system using infrared thermography.

ASHRAE will begin accepting applications for the 2013-14 program in August 2012, with a December 2012 deadline. For more information, visit

HL7 Pilot Program Offers Access to Domain Models and Functional Profiles
ANSI organizational member and accredited standards developer Health Level Seven (HL7) has launched a one-year pilot program offering no-cost licensing of its domain models and functional profiles.

Domain analysis is the first step in creating HL7 standards for a specific care or research environment. The process produces documentation describing the stakeholders, activities, interactions, and information for a particular domain, and serves as the source of requirements used in the design of HL7 standards. Functional profiles for the HL7 Electronic Health Record System Functional Model (EHR-S FM) are also available as part of the pilot program.

The domain models and functional profiles can be accessed via HL7’s online store. Users must complete a click-through license registration process to participate.

TUV Rheinland Approved as ANSI ASD
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has approved ANSI member TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC as an ANSI accredited standards developer (ASD) under its proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on proposed American National Standards, effective April 13, 2012. For additional information, contact TUV Rheinland’s Jerome Novacek (480.966.1700;

Society for Imaging Science & Technology Applies for Accreditation as ANSI ASD
ANSI member the Society for Imaging Science & Technology (IS&T) has submitted an application for accreditation as an ANSI ASD, with the proposed scope of standards activity related to the field of imaging that results from photochemical, electronic, and hybrid technologies.

For questions or to offer comments, contact IS&T’s Suzanne Grinnan (703.642.9090; Please submit your comments to IS&T by May 29, 2012, with a copy to

IS&T’s proposed operating procedures are available here.

Approval of TAG Accreditation on Footwear
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has formally approved the accreditation of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 252, Project Committee: Natural gas fueling stations for vehicles, with ANSI member and accredited standards developer CSA Group serving as TAG Administrator. For additional information, please contact Josip Novkovic (216.524.4990;