Standards & Compliance: ASHRAE 105, Feed LCA, LEED

by | Mar 25, 2014

ASHRAE has released the newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The new edition includes procedures for calculating site and source energy, but a number of decisions are left to adopters, including what should be calculated beyond site energy and the multipliers for those calculations.

The Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment guidelines, developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization-led Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (LEAP), are now available for public review, the International Feed Industry Federation says. Comments are invited until July 31.

Evatran’s Plugless L2 System is the first wireless EV charging system to carry the ETL safety mark, according to consultants Intertek, which carried out the certification. The system was tested to UL 2594 and CSA C22.2 No. 280-13, a safety standard for EV supply equipment, allowing the product to carry the cETLus mark for the US and Canada. The Plugless L2 is currently available for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, and is being trialled by Google, Hertz and Duke Energy.

The $243 million renovation of St. Paul’s historic Union Depot into a transit hub has earned LEED Gold. The facility, owned by the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, used salvage materials and offers EV charging stations, the Star Tribune reports.

Aventura Optima Plaza in Aventura, Fla., has been certified as the state’s second new LEED Platinum office complex, South Florida Business Journal reports. The 114,000 sq ft facility, comprising two buildings connected by a parking garage, features a rooftop garden and a southern facade wrapped in solar panels. 

IT company Mastek Ltd’s operating facilities at Mahape, Navi Mumbai, India have received ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification by Det Norkse Veritas, Equity Bulls reports.

Arizona State University‘s Polytechnic Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex has earned LEED Gold. The 61,000-square-foot facility features solar panels, a solar pool heater, and passive cooling that funnels air through a breezeway near the building’s core. 

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