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Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC)


EESCC Overview

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.

EESCC at a Glance

EESCC Inventory Database

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 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.
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 Framework.


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

View the EESCC Framework document

Participation

View participating EESCC members

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 eescc@ansi.org.


Benefits of Participation

Get involved in shaping the future of U.S. energy
efficiency standardization, and gain its strategic advantages. Participation in the EESCC provides the ability to:
Engage participants at multiple levels of the EESCC’s activity
Influence the standardization strategies that impact emerging energy efficiency services and technologies
Demonstrate your company/organization’s commitment to U.S. energy independence and economic growth
Help promote the adoption of energy efficiency solutions through standardization
Take part in crafting input to policymakers on the use of voluntary consensus standards for energy efficiency needs
Leverage cross-industry and global networking opportunities and collaborations
Access early information on key energy efficiency initiatives and technologies
Inform strategic policy discussions within standards and conformance bodies at the national, regional, and international levels

Meetings

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.

Plenary agenda

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 Chairman of the Board of The Green Grid

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

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