The IES releases new report on germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) and how it could reduce the spread of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of seemingly conflicting statements and opinions about the disinfection capabilities and safety of GUV, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) has issued a report by their Photobiology Committee explaining germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection and its potential to safely reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The authors of the report have provided answers to frequently asked questions about GUV, drawing from expertise from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvard Medical School, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and from germicidal UV manufacturing and research organizations.

DOE Publishes a Comment Period Extension Pertaining to the Request for Information for the Energy Conservation Standards Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice extending the comment period pertaining to the RFI that was published on November 28, 2017, seeking comments from interested parties to assist DOE in evaluating the potential advantages and disadvantages of additional flexibilities in the U.S Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards program. The comment period has been extended until March 26, 2018.

NIBS Report on Workforce and Water

The Consultative Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has published two summaries of its most recent annual report. The annual report contains identification, analysis, and recommendations of […]