Codes and Standards
Codes and Standards
National, state and local standards and code compliance is a vital area of focus for educational facilities professionals. Standards and codes that impact the learning environment include life safety and security, construction, electrical systems, heating, venting and air conditioning systems, among others.
Through its engagement in standards activities, APPA plays an important role in representing the interests of colleges and universities, K-12 school systems and other learning institutions in the standards-setting process. Most standards development activities are “consensus based,” which means that interested stakeholders need to have a seat at the table when standards are created or modified, to ensure that stakeholders’ interests are met. Failure to be active in the process can result in standards that are ineffective, costly to implement, and that may not adequately support the education mission. In the current economic environment, where many educational institutions are facing scarce resources, it is perhaps more important than ever for institutions of learning to effectively monitor and influence standards activities.
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