ANSI Goes Green
The American National Standards Institute has made revisions
to a few of its standards, including the Standard for the Design of High-Performance
Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. In section 10.3.1.7
Construction Activity Pollution Prevention: Protection of Occupied Areas
was updated as follows:
“The construction documents shall identify operable windows, doors and
air intake openings that serve occupied spaces, including those not associated
with the building project, that are in the area of construction activity
or within 35 feet (11 m) of the limits of construction activity. Such
windows, doors and air intake openings that are under control of the owner
shall be closed or other measures shall be taken to limit contaminant
“Management of the affected building(s) not under the control of the building
project owner shall be notified, in writing, of planned construction activity
and possible entry of contaminants into their building(s).”
In the May 2014 issue of USGlass, the headline of the chart on page 52
was incorrect and implies inaccurate information for the companies noted.
The caption of the chart should have noted that, according to an analysis
from Western Windows, operable walls comprise 1 percent of the total construction
market. USGlass regrets the error.
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