ASHRAE Standard Project Committee 188 (SSPC 188)
Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems


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Std 188

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ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015; Title, Purpose and Scope:

Title: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems

The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.

2.1 This standard provides minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for the design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement and expansion of new and existing buildings and their associated (potable and non-potable) water systems and components.
2.2 This standard applies to human-occupied commercial, institutional, multi-unit-residential and industrial buildings.This standard does not include excluding single-family residential buildings. Only where specifically noted in this standard, shall certain building water systems or parts of building water systems be exempt
2.3 This standard is intended for use by owners and managers of human-occupied buildings, excluding single-family residential buildings. This standard is also intended for those involved in design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and service of centralized building water systems and components

SSPC188 Committee will meet during the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held in Las Vegas, NV, USA. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 31 January, 2017, from 8:00am to Noon, and from 3:45pm to 5:30pm; and on Wednesday 1 February, from 8:00am to noon. All times listed are PST.

Updated 26 July 2016.