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First EESCC Plenary Meeting Advances Discussion on Energy Efficiency within the Built Environment


The EESCC's public and private sector co-chairs - Benjamin Goldstein of the U.S. Department of Energy and John Tuccillo of Schneider Electric - noted the exceptional work carried out thus far by each of the WGs. While the EESCC Framework document provides latitude to the WGs with regard to scope, the EESCC co-chairs agreed to review all input and questions from the WGs during the plenary and to provide additional clarification relating to the EESCC's scope, as needed.

Participants also discussed the importance of effectively collecting input regarding relevant standards, codes, guidelines, and conformance programs that are available or under development, as well as what perceived gaps in energy efficiency standardization and conformance activities currently exist. This information, which is being collected in an EESCC inventory effort, is expected to play a major role in the first stage of the EESCC's work. [See related news item]

As part of the inventory process, 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 EESCC hopes to obtain as much information as possible by Monday, April 1, 2013, and encourages all EESCC members, stakeholders, and interested parties to submit listings of any relevant documents, conformance programs, and gaps. The first formal review of the EESCC Inventory will be carried out by the EESCC steering committee later in April 2013.

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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