Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination
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. The objective of the collaborative is to assess the energy
efficiency standardization landscape, and carry out the development of an EESCC
standardization roadmap and compendium.
The more efficient use of energy in the buildings in which we work, live, study,
and do business can significantly reduce the nation’s energy cost and usage,
freeing up billions of dollars to invest in business growth, job creation, and
building improvements. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), our
nation’s buildings use more than 70 percent of total U.S. electricity use and
roughly 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 could save an estimated $80 billion annually.
Given the large-scale opportunity for increased energy efficiency within the
built environment – and the benefits that can be achieved from the strategic
use of supporting standards, codes, and conformity assessment solutions – the
EESCC Standardization Roadmap V1.0 is intended as a resource for policymakers
and the broad energy efficiency market on the range of standardization tools
that are available or in development to support energy efficiency in this area.
The EESCC roadmap is intended to identify what standards, codes, and conformance
programs are available or under development, what gaps exist, and what
additional standardization activities are needed to advance energy efficiency
in the United States; and to increase awareness of these activities to support
the adoption and implementation of standards, codes, and conformance activities
among the public and private sectors.
Specifically, the EESCC Standardization Roadmap V1.0 focuses on five distinct
areas within the built environment, each addressed by an EESCC working group:
||WG1: Building energy and water assessment and performance standards
||WG2: System integration and systems communications
||WG3: Building energy rating, labeling, and simulation
||WG4: Evaluation, measurement, and verification
||WG5: Workforce credentialing
The EESCC is not intended in any way to displace or duplicate work that is being
done, but rather to augment and raise awareness of individual activities being
advanced by many prominent organizations with the objective of moving energy
efficiency forward. The EESCC will not develop standards, nor will it assign
responsibility for their development.
As a key part of its efforts to assess the energy efficiency standardization
landscape, the EESCC launched the
EESCC Inventory Database and issued a broad call for input on
existing and forthcoming standards, codes, guidelines, and conformity
assessment programs related to energy efficiency standardization in the built
environment, as well as perceived gaps.
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
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.
Please note: Submitting an entry does not guarantee inclusion in
the EESCC standardization roadmap; all entries are subject to review by the
EESCC and its working groups to determine whether they are within the scope of
the EESCC, as outlined in Section 2.2.1 of the EESCC
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.
Note: the participation fee covers an unlimited number of participants
from an organization on any of the EESCC working groups.
To join, please return the participation response form to
All working group web meetings are posted in the
EESCC member document library.
EESCC Plenary Meeting
The EESCC inaugural in-person plenary meeting was held
January 22-23, 2013, at the
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA.
The EESCC Document Library contains documents relating to the work of the
collaborative for access by EESCC members.
If you are not already a member of ANSI, find out more about the
benefits of ANSI membership.
The EESCC is led by two co-chairs from the public and private sectors:
Energy Efficiency Workforce Development and Standards Coordinator, Office of
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Vice President of Global Industry and Government Alliances, Schneider Electric;
President and Chairman of the Board of The Green Grid
Program Manager, ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination
Program Administrator, Standards Panels