Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC)
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
All web meetings are posted in the
EESCC member document library.
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 Chair of the Board of The Green Grid
Program Manager, ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination
Program Administrator, Standards Panels