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ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed ISO Technical Activity on Energy Savings for Renovation Projects, Industrial Enterprises, and Regions


New York, May 25, 2010

The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has submitted a proposal to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for a new field of technical activity on general technical rules for determining energy savings in renovation projects, industrial enterprises, and regions. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the proposal by July 2, 2010.

The proposed activity, ISO TS/P 212, would develop general technical rules on determining energy savings that could apply to renovation projects on existing or new building facilities, industrial utilities, and processes that seek to become more energy efficient. It would also apply to other industrial enterprises for both voluntary and mandatory mechanisms. A third application of the standard is to determine the energy savings of regions that are implementing energy efficient policies and measures, such as mandatory standards, tax rebates, subsidy programs, propagation programs, and more.

As stated in the proposal, possible benefits of the proposed standard include:

  • stimulate the energy savings market and related energy services companies

  • standardize the calculating and evaluating methods of energy savings of renovation projects, industrial enterprises, and regions

  • make energy efficient measures/technologies more reliable and competitive in energy management and public administration

  • reduce the technical barriers in energy savings trade such as energy performance contracting

All comments should be sent to Steven P. Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy (scornish@ansi.org). Feedback received by the July 2 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comments, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) for formal approval.

Click here to read the SAC proposal.


ANSI has published an explanatory information document outlining the process used to develop U.S. positions on issues and activities under consideration by ISO and IEC. Click here to download the document.

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