Mechanical & Plumbing
ANSI/CSA C448-2016 standard on ground source pump systems now available
February 24, 2016 - The C448 bi-national standard on the design and installation of ground source heat pump systems for commercial and residential buildings has just been published, CSA Group announced. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2013 and 2002 under the title, Design and installation of earth energy systems.
By Renée Francoeur
CSA Group says the standard has been developed by subject-matter-experts from across North America with a “vision to harmonize the differences between existing resources, simplify referencing in regulations and contracts, incorporate the latest advancements, clarify compliance using standards language, and provide credibility through an accredited neutral standards development process”.
The bi-national committee members included leaders from industry trade & professional associations, utilities, drillers, installers, manufacturers, regulators, designers/engineers and researchers/academia and is endorsed by IGSHPA’s Standards Committee.