Energy efficiency holds enormous promise to advance the nation's energy, economic, and environmental goals. Yet, despite being a vast and cost-effective resource, its full potential remains untapped. To help coordinate a national approach to energy efficiency for the United States, ANSI has launched the Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative, and is seeking relevant experts to take part in the activity.
A multi-phased effort, Phase One of the roadmap will focus on five issues areas within the built environment, with each to be addressed by a dedicated working group:
1. Building energy and water assessment standards (including diagnostic test procedures and health and safety testing)
2. Systems energy modeling, integration, and communications
3. Building energy rating and labeling
4. Evaluation, measurement, and verification (encompassing EM&V, energy performance metrics, and standardized and portable data collection and reporting)
5. Workforce credentialing (including standards for workforce training and certification programs, and workforce skills standards)
Through October 5, ANSI is accepting nominations for working group co-chairs and other leadership opportunities within the EESCC. Working group co-chairs will serve on the EESCC steering committee and help to provide strategic direction for the EESCC. The contributions of the working group co-chairs will be given recognition in the standardization roadmap and other relevant deliverables, as appropriate.
Full details on the roles, responsibilities, and estimated time commitments for EESCC working group co-chairs are outlined in the nominations form. All nominations must be accompanied by a letter of corporate support and a biographical statement, and must be submitted by October 5, 2012, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: The first full plenary meeting of the EESCC is targeted for November 7-8, in the Washington, DC, area, with final dates and details to be confirmed. For more information, visit www.ansi.org/eescc.
More about the EESCC:
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 at Schneider Electric
President and chairman of the board, The Green Grid
The EESCC is intended to raise awareness of individual activities being advanced by many prominent organizations with the objective of moving energy efficiency forward, and is not intended to displace or duplicate work that is currently being done. The EESCC will not develop standards, nor will it assign responsibility for their development.