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EESCC Announces Agenda for First Plenary Meeting


New York, Jan 10, 2013

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) has announced the full agenda of its first plenary meeting, scheduled to be held on January 22-23, 2013, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

The plenary meeting marks the first in-person occasion where all EESCC members and stakeholders have an opportunity to discuss Phase One of the EESCC standardization roadmap. The roadmap will focus on five identified areas of need, addressed by a working group (WG) for each area:

  • WG1: Building energy and water assessment standards
    (including diagnostic test procedures and health and safety testing)
  • WG2: Systems integration and communications
    (encompassing communications between building automation/operation systems, equipment, and the electric grid)
  • WG3: Building energy modeling, rating, and labeling
    (includes whole building modeling from design to construction, as well as rating and labeling for energy performance)
  • WG4: Evaluation, measurement, and verification
    (encompassing EM&V; energy performance metrics; and standardized and portable data collection and reporting)
  • WG5: Workforce credentialing
    (including standards for workforce training and certification programs, and workforce skills standards)

WGs 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].

Day one of the upcoming plenary meeting will include reports from the five EESCC WGs, as well as a general discussion of the collaborative’s scope, inventory database, coordination with external initiatives, participation, WG coordination, and milestones. The first day will conclude with a networking reception.

Day two will feature concurrent breakout meetings of the WGs with discussions focused on scope, issue area leaders, EESCC inventory, and the proposed EESCC roadmap template, and will conclude with an open discussion of coordination issues and next steps.

Get Your Voice Heard
As part of the its efforts to set down a roadmap for energy efficiency within the built environment, the EESCC is now soliciting 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. The EESCC has set up online forms to make it easy for stakeholders – including current EESCC members and organizations in the ANSI federation, as well as other individuals and groups in the larger standards and conformance community and beyond – to submit information about relevant standardization documents (standards, codes, guidelines, and regulations), conformance programs, and standardization gaps. Submissions should consider the following questions:

  • What standardization documents or conformance programs related to the built environment currently exist and what documents or programs are on the horizon?
  • What is the goal of the document or conformance program in question?
  • Who is the standardization document or conformance program intended to serve, and how is it being used in the market?
  • Is the document or conformance program being implemented at the state or federal level?
  • What building types does the document or conformance program apply to?

Submissions regarding major gaps, challenges, or untapped opportunities in the energy standardization landscape are also encouraged. Submitters are asked to explain why the gap is a priority, who the affected stakeholders are, and how the gap could be addressed by the public or private sector. The forms can be accessed below:

The database of all submissions will be available to EESCC members in the EESCC Document Library.

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.

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