Focusing on water issues through ASHRAE standard

A new standard is being developed by ASHRAE to help minimize the risks associated with building water systems. Standard Project Committee (SPC) 514P, Risk Management for Building Water Systems: Physical, Chemical, and Microbial Hazards, is designed to “establish practices to minimize the risk of disease and injury from physical, chemical, and microbial hazards associated with water systems in buildings,” according to ASHRAE.\

The standard began its life as NSF/ANSI 444, Prevention of Injury and Disease Associated with Building Water Systems, which was transferred to ASHRAE in 2019. ASHRAE Standard 514P is built on the foundation of NSF/ANSI 444 and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188, which focuses on legionellosis.

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