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:
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:
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.