The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages relevant experts to participate on a U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Project Committee (PC) 316 to develop a standard on Water Efficient Products/Banding.
The request stems from a proposal from Standards Australia to develop an international standard that would work to "encourage the development and marketing of water efficient products, enable consumers to clearly identify and purchase the best products within the industry, and positively influence manufacturing to improve the performance of their products through consumer power and information."
ISO PC 316 will focus on the establishment of water efficiency flow rates and consumption values along with key performance test requirements for the following:
- Plumbing products and appliances, specifically showerheads and mixing valves
- Faucets/taps, flow control devices
- Toilets (all types) and urinals
- Flushometer valves
- Dishwashers for domestic use, clothes washers for domestic use, and the dryer function of combination washer/dryers, where water is used to dry washing loads
The U.S. TAG will work to develop consensus positions from U.S. stakeholders on the provisions of the standard, which will be submitted to ISO by ANSI, its U.S. member body. The U.S. TAG will operate in accordance with the ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of ISO.
ANSI member and audited designator the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is the U.S. TAG administrator, and seeks TAG members for the categories producer, user, and general interest.
Interested stakeholders can contact IAPMO's Pete DeMarco at [email protected]; please include a resume.