The EESCC is a cross-sector initiative dedicated to increasing awareness, adoption, and implementation of standards, codes, and conformance activities among policy makers and the market through the creation of the roadmap.
The EESCC is looking to obtain as much information as possible in its EESCC Inventory Database by Monday, April 1. The database is intended to capture critical information that the EESCC and its five working groups will consider in developing the standardization roadmap. 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.
The EESCC roadmap will articulate the value of standardization programs related to energy efficiency in the built environment, and will help the private-sector standardization community and federal agencies focus their efforts on any identified gaps in this area. More than 50 member organizations involving over 130 experts from industry, standards and code developing organizations, energy efficiency-focused organizations, educational institutions, and other groups are currently involved in the effort.
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. Individual product and appliance standards are out of scope; however systems-related standards covering communications between appliances and equipment are within scope.
The roadmap will focus on five identified areas of need, addressed by a working group (WG) for each area:
The EESCC working groups were formed in November 2012 [see related article] and have been meeting regularly since December to begin the standards needs assessment and lay the strategic groundwork for their portion of the roadmap [see related article].
Get Involved: Joining the EESCC
The EESCC encourages interested parties to become more directly involved in its work by becoming a member of the Collaborative. Broad and varied participation is essential to ensuring that important decisions on the future of energy efficiency are made through consensus and collaboration. EESCC members have the opportunity to:
To learn more about the benefits of joining the collaborative, as well as other important information, please visit www.ansi.org/eescc.
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.