Guidance from Industry Organizations

American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

  • For addenda to the 2008 and 2013 editions of ASHRAE 170: Ventilation of Health Care Facilities, visit the ASHRAE website.
  • For errata to the 2008 and 2013 editions of ASHRAE 170, visit this ASHRAE webpage.
  • For interpretations on the 2008 edition of ASHRAE 170, visit this ASHRAE webpage.
  • For interpretations on the 2013 edition of ASHRAE 170, visit this ASHRAE webpage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI)
The following information is available for the 2006 and 2010 editions of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities:

The following information is available for the 2014 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities:

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

United States Pharmacopeia (USP)