The EESCC Inventory plays a key role in the EESCC's efforts to assess the energy efficiency standardization landscape and carry out the development of a standardization roadmap for energy efficiency within the built environment. Via three online entry forms housed at www.ansi.org/eescc, the inventory is capturing critical information that the EESCC and its five working groups will consider in developing the standardization roadmap. Specifically, the EESCC is gathering input regarding relevant standards, codes, guidelines, and conformance programs that are available or under development, and what perceived gaps in energy efficiency standardization and conformance activities currently exist.
While the three online entry forms used to capture this information have been open to the public since the inventory was announced, making the inventory database viewable by all interested stakeholders is expected to increase its effectiveness by allowing for broader contributions while minimizing duplicative entries and making it easier for users to determine whether relevant information has already been submitted from other sources. The decision to open the database was made in response to input received at the EESCC's inaugural plenary meeting, held January 22-23, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia [see related story].
Obtaining an accurate and complete picture of relevant standards, codes, protocols, and conformance programs - both existing and forthcoming - is an important first step of the EESCC's work, paving the way to the EESCC's gap analysis stage.
The EESCC is looking to obtain as much information as possible in the EESCC Inventory Database by Monday, April 1, 2013, in advance of a formal review by the EESCC steering committee later that month.
All stakeholders are encouraged to provide information on relevant documents, conformance programs, and gaps in advance of this date. The EESCC Inventory and its three online entry forms are available on the EESCC website at www.ansi.org/eescc.
Note: the EESCC Inventory is not collecting the standards or documents themselves, but rather relevant information regarding such documents that will assist in the development of the roadmap. No documents will be uploaded.
For information about getting involved in the work of the EESCC or contributing to the EESCC Inventory, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the EESCC
The ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (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 standardization landscape, and carry out the development of a standardization roadmap for energy efficiency within the built environment.
The EESCC is led by two highly-esteemed co-chairs from the public and private sectors: Benjamin Goldstein, energy efficiency workforce development and standards coordinator in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and John Tuccillo, vice president of global industry and government alliances at Schneider Electric, and president and chairman of the board of The Green Grid.