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High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition Issues Recommendations for Federal Buildings

New York, May 07, 2009

The High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), a private sector coalition providing guidance and support to the High-Performance Buildings Caucus of the U.S. Congress, has issued recommendations that promote the widespread development of high-performance federal buildings.

Producing High-Performance Federal Buildings was developed by the leadership of the HPBCCC. The report, requested by Rep. Russ Carnahan (D–MO), co-chair of the HPBCCC, has been issued to coalition members as well as other relevant Congressional offices.

The report contains recommendations on methods to reduce energy consumption, enhance sustainability, improve building operation and maintenance, and facilitate the efficient use of national resources in the federal building stock. These recommendations include:

  • Require true life-cycle analysis and decision-making for the acquisition of federal buildings
  • Require total building commissioning for the federal building stock
  • Require integrated project delivery, including whole building design, procurement, and construction for federal buildings
  • Require building information modeling and support building data interoperability for federal buildings
  • Require comprehensive education and training and higher levels of competence in the federal building design, property management, operations and maintenance, and procurement communities
  • Require the collection, storage, dissemination, and utilization for federal building performance data

For more information, see the HPBCCC press release. To view Producing High-Performance Federal Buildings, click here.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and many members of the ANSI Federation participate in the HPBCCC. To see a full list of coalition members, click here.

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