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Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC)

EESCC Overview

Advancements in energy efficiency can help power the U.S. economy and job creation, increase competitiveness, and boost U.S. energy security. Realizing the promise of energy efficiency, however, demands a comprehensive national approach, and close coordination between the public and private sectors. The Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, developed by the ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), establishes a national framework for action and coordination on energy efficiency standardization, and charts 125 actionable recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment.

Download your free copy
EESCC Standardization Action Form
(To be completed by organizations intending to close
a standardization gap identified in the roadmap)
EESCC Inventory Database
(A supplementary resource on standards, codes,
guidelines,and conformity assessment programs
related to energy efficiencyin the built environment)

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the nation's buildings account for more than 70 percent of total U.S. electricity use and 40 percent of the nation's total energy bill, at a cost of $400 billion dollars per year. With 20 percent or more of this energy wasted, comparable reductions in energy have the potential to save an estimated $80 billion annually. Standards, codes, and conformity assessment programs offer significant opportunities for energy and cost savings, and improved energy efficiency capabilities for the nation's buildings. The EESCC standardization roadmap identifies many such opportunities, detailing 125 recommendations and timelines for action across five inter-related areas of focus:

  • Building energy and water assessment and performance standards
  • System integration and systems communications
  • Building energy rating, labeling, and simulation
  • Evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V)
  • Workforce credentialing

The roadmap’s recommendations for closing standardization gaps in the near-term (0-2 years), mid-term (2-5 years), and long-term (5+ years) are intended to map out a coordinated approach to energy efficiency standardization, and to assist standards developing organizations in identifying priority areas for work, as well as opportunities for collaboration, consolidation, and harmonization.

About EESCC

The EESCC is a cross-sector, neutral forum and focal point for broad-based coordination among energy efficiency activities involving or impacted by standardization (i.e., standards, codes, conformance activities) and regulations.

In its next phase of work, the EESCC will monitor implementation of the roadmap’s recommendations, track updates on work to close identified gaps, and create a mechanism by which this information can be broadly shared. A future report will highlight progress to close gaps and provide an update on new developments. The goal is to coordinate the standardization landscape so as to evolve with market and standardization needs.

Call to Action – Closing the Gaps: Organizations interested in carrying out standardization activities to close a gap identified in the roadmap – either working collaboratively or on their own – are asked to complete the online EESCC Standardization Action Form so that the collaborative can monitor the roadmap’s implementation and assist with coordination of standardization activities, as appropriate.

EESCC Inventory Database

The EESCC standardization roadmap is supplemented by the EESCC Inventory Database – an online source of information on relevant standards, codes, guidelines, and conformity assessment programs related to energy efficiency in the built environment.

The EESCC Inventory Database served as a cornerstone tool of the working groups’ efforts to develop the roadmap, and continues to serve as an open, online resource for the energy efficiency and standardization communities. Via the online entry forms below, the EESCC Inventory Database remains open for input on relevant standards, codes, guidelines, and conformity assessment programs that are available or under development.


Entry form:
Documents (Standards, Codes, Guidelines, and Regulations)
Entry form:
Conformance Programs and Rating and Labeling Systems

(i.e., Certificate and Training programs, Personnel Certification programs, Accreditation programs, Rating and Labeling Systems)
Entry form:
Potential Gaps in the Standardization Landscape

Participation

Participation in the EESCC is open to all affected parties. The collaborative is funded via modest, tier-based participation fees, as specified in the participation information document linked below.
To join, please return the participation response form to eescc@ansi.org.

Access the participation response and copyright forms
Benefits of participation
View participating EESCC members
View the EESCC Framework document

Meetings

All web meetings are posted in the EESCC member document library.


Document Library

The EESCC Document Library contains documents relating to the work of the collaborative for access by EESCC members.

  Access the document library
(password access for EESCC members)

If you are not already a member of ANSI, find out more about the benefits of ANSI membership.

Leadership

EESCC Co-Chairs
The EESCC is led by two co-chairs from the public and private sectors:

Benjamin Goldstein
Energy Efficiency Workforce Development and Standards Coordinator, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

John Tuccillo
Vice President of Global Industry and Government Alliances, Schneider Electric; President and Chair of the Board of The Green Grid

EESCC Facilitator/Rapporteur
Pete DeMarco
Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Research and Program Development, IAPMO

Staff Contacts

Jana Zabinski
Program Manager, ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative
jzabinski@ansi.org; 212.642.8901

Jessica Carl
Program Administrator, Standards Panels
jcarl@ansi.org; 212.642.4903

Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative
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