The team includes ANSI Company members from a variety of sectors and industries including the Education Sector.
Standardization in the field of Sustainable Cities and Communities will include the development of requirements, frameworks, guidance and supporting techniques and tools related to the achievement of sustainable development considering smartness and resilience, to help all Cities and Communities and their interested parties in both rural and urban areas become more sustainable.
Note: TC 268 will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through its standardization work.
The proposed series of International Standards will encourage the development and implementation of holistic and integrated approaches to sustainable development and sustainability.
The education facilities industry's first directed vote on any ANSI technical committee.
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The slowness of the US standards system is not owed to any lack of effort by regulatory product developers. It is owed to the lack of participation by the public sector final fiduciary -- not unlike the weakness of participatory democracy that we see in the regulatory processes of other nations.
Consensus standards that are incorporated by reference into public law and the full suite of related accreditation, compliance and educational products that most standards developers need to stay in business. Codes and standards developed in the US consensus standards system are the "seed corn" for downstream revenue.
The business model of the US consensus standard federation is under stress at the moment (not unlike the models of every other industry) but this system is the best we have at the moment. It delivers more value -- faster -- than a system that permits legislators, their staffs, and donor to legislators and their staffs to write infrastructure regulations. In the US, there is no government support of regulatory product development as there is in other nations. This characteristic is the strength and weakness of the US standards system.
They do not. This space is too technical for political expects and too political for technical experts. Additionally:
Effectiveness in this space requires a business culture that is acclimated to a long term point of view common in long-cycle industries (such as the pharmaceutical and energy industry where 10-20 year innovation pipelines). All colleges and university facility operations have a time horizon is typically the 3 year time frame of a construction project or a 5-year strategic plan.
Trust me; I have catalyzed the creation of two of them, as listed above. Trade associations are a partial solution to a wicked problem but not a total solution. I continue to work collaboratively with most of them to help them become effective in this space.