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White Papers for Standards

ANSI provides a selection of white papers, articles, journals, technical reports, and magazines to support and enhance your standard experience. ANSI’s collection features white papers on renewable energy sources, societal security, electric vehicles, information technology and more.

Features articles on Building Smart Cities, Sustainable Communities, Green Buildings, Crisis-proofing Cities, and Saving Lives.

Features articles on Risk Management, Boosting Businesses in Developing Countries, ISO Standards, and Helping the Smallest Firms Go Green.

The Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 2.0 (May 2013), developed by ANSI’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP), available as a free download, tracks progress to implement recommendations made in the roadmap version 1.0, released in April 2012, and identifies additional areas where there is a perceived need for standardization work to help facilitate the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the United States.

ISO 22301 is the first international standard focused exclusively on business continuity. This white paper, authored by Avalution Consulting, breaks the standard down section by section, explaining what each clause means, the value it provides, and recommended approaches for implementation. Whether your goal is to align to the standard or pursue certification, Implementing ISO 22301 will be your road map for success.

This White Paper represents a collaborative effort of stakeholders to advance the adoption of medical device interoperability with the goal of improving patient safety and healthcare efficiency. It is important that interoperability be carefully defined for this purpose in terms of needs, functions, benefits, and challenges.

This handbook is intended to provide generic guidance to assist organizations (mainly small and medium-sized) that recognize the potential benefits of implementing a Food Safety Management System in accordance with ISO 22000:2005. Due to their size and/or lack of in-house technical expertise, these organizations very often do not know ô how to develop, document, implement and maintain ö an FSMS using ISO 22000.

This White Paper, by the IEC MSB (Market Strategy Board), analyzes the role of energy storage in electricity use and identifies all available technologies. It summarizes present and future market needs for EES (Electrical Energy Storage) technologies, reviews their technological features, and finally presents recommendations for all EES stakeholders. Its role is also to provide market guidance for the work of the IEC in support of this industry.


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