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A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry and the nation need to focus their efforts in order to improve buildings and infrastructure.
NIBS has released its “Guideline 3-2012: Building Enclosure Commissioning Process.”
The individuals include those representing facility managers, building owners, local code officials, lighting manufacturers, and fire protection engineers
Upon the release, it is expected that other countries will use the NBIMS-US Version 2 as the basis of their national modeling standards.
EIA is suspending work on its 2011 survey due to budget constraints, which means the last reliable data, from the 2003 survey, is nearly a decade old.
The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, private, and academic sectors to serve on Scientific Resolution Panels (SRPs).
The Department of Education recently awarded its federal fiscal year 2011-2014 grant monies for maintaining the Clearinghouse to another entity.
NIBS has encouraged DOE to use a holistic approach to achieve sustainability in federal buildings; look at lifecycle costs instead of first costs as a basis for sustainable decision making; and include operations and maintenance staff and building occupants in the long-term strategies for sustainability.
If implemented, the recommendations in a new report from NIBS would provide the VA with a model that is paramount to the future success of veteran healthcare delivery and without precedent in the U.S. healthcare industry.
The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500 policyholders.