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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.

Sustainability and Standardization International Case Study Competition Announced
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a proud sponsor of the Sustainability and Standardization International Case Study Competition, to be held online from May 2-6, 2011.

Hosted by the San José State University School of Business, the competition seeks to promote education about standardization at the university level, and raise student awareness of the issues surrounding standardization and sustainability.

University contestant teams may submit applications through April 15, 2011. The first-place team will be awarded $2,000; second- and third-place teams will win $1,000 each. For further details, including competition rules and procedures, visit

ATIS to Host Information and Communications Technology Summit at the 2011 CTIA Wireless show
ANSI member and accredited standards developer ATIS will host the Today's Technology Leaders Tomorrow's Networks summit on March 22-23 at the International CTIA Wireless 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida.

The ATIS event will convene leaders from the ICT industry to challenge traditional thinking. Cloud computing, Long Term Evolution (LTE), multi-screen convergence, and backhaul are just a few of the cutting-edge technologies to be discussed. To view the full agenda and learn more about the event, visit

AIHA Announces Annual Conference for May 2011
ANSI member the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) will launch the annual American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) on May 14-19, 2011, in Portland, Oregon.

The event will bring together professionals in the industrial hygiene and environmental health and safety (EHS) field to participate in engaging general sessions, innovative technical sessions, and comprehensive professional development courses. More than 5,000 industrial hygiene and safety professionals are expected to attend the six days of education and networking.

For more information, visit

ANSI Members Participate in Energy Policy and Technology Outlook Conference
The National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO) hosted the 2011 State Energy Policy and Technology Outlook Conference in Washington, DC, on January 31 - February 3. The conference examined federal and state energy and environmental policies, as well as renewable energy market opportunities, to determine how states and industry can partner to advance economic development and a healthier environment.

A number of ANSI members participate in NASEO's activities as affiliate members, including ASHRAE, the Building Performance Institute, Edison Electric Institute, General Electric, and the U.S. Green Building Council. NASEO works to improve the effectiveness and quality of state energy programs and policies, provide policy input and analysis, share successes among the states, and to be a repository of information on energy issues of concern to the states and their citizens. For more information, visit

In Time for Spring, Online Courses Feature High-Performing Guidance
With spring just around the corner, ANSI member and accredited standards developer ASHRAE wants to help you go green. As part of its spring online series, AHRAE is offering two online courses related to high-performance building design. The courses are geared toward architects, engineers, and others interested in expanding their knowledge of the HVAC industry.

  • Basics of High Performance Building Design, taking place on April 27, will focus on the use of two American National Standards (ANS) for high-performance buildings: ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2009, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

  • Advanced High Performance Building Design on May 4 will bring focus to more advanced concepts involved in applying Standards 90.1 and 189.1 to achieve high-performance building design.

For more information, visit ASHRAE's Learning Institute.


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