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High Performance Building Council Set to Unveil Final Report to U.S. Congress


New York, Jun 11, 2008

The High Performance Building Council (HPBC), a multi-stakeholder group formed to advance the mission of developing environmentally-friendly, high performance buildings through the effective use and development of voluntary consensus standards, will unveil its final High Performance Building report to the U.S. Congress and the Department of Energy during a luncheon briefing scheduled for June 18, 2008.

The HPBC’s report to Congress will offer an assessment of current voluntary consensus standards and rating systems for high performance buildings, how they can be used, and what other standards are needed. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is one of approximately 100 private sector and governmental organizations who have come together to advance this work effort.

Launched under the auspices of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), the HPBC was formed in 2007 to address the needs outlined in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Section 914 of the Act addresses the development of high performance buildings that combine the objectives of reducing resource energy consumption while improving the environmental impact, functionality, human comfort, and productivity of the building. [see related article]

The upcoming briefing will be held on June 18, 2008, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the U.S. House of Representatives, 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Attendance is free of charge; however registration is required by Friday, June 13. Gordon Holness, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) society officer and treasurer, will moderate the event.

To learn more about the High Performance Building Council and to register for the luncheon briefing, please click here.


HPBC Participants

In addition to the Institute’s participation in the HPBC work effort, many members of the ANSI Federation have joined in the Council’s activities, including:

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