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ISO TC Responds to ANSI-EESCC Recommendation, Forms New Working Group


U.S. Experts in Building Automation Called to Participate

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) recently released its Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, charting 125 recommendations to advance energy efficiency within the built environment [see related article].

In immediate response, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC ) 242, Energy Management, has initiated a standardization activity related to Chapter 2.3, Recommendation D of the Roadmap, which covers methodology and identification of energy data formats and attributes.

**Organizations intending to carry out standardization activities to close a gap identified in the roadmap - either working collaboratively or on their own - are asked to notify the EESCC by completing the online EESCC Standardization Action Form at so that the collaborative can monitor the roadmap's implementation and assist with coordination of standardization activities, as appropriate.**

The new TC 242 working group (WG) will be focused on meeting the needs outlined in this recommendation, which identifies a need for "standards that provide for the development of the methodology and identification of the commonly exchanged device, asset, process, and system integration parameters and specifications (data formats and attributes) related to significant energy uses or objectives of an energy management system."

As the U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI calls on U.S. technical experts in building automation and related fields to become engaged in this important new technical activity.

ISO TC 242 focuses on standardization in the field of energy management, including energy efficiency, energy performance, energy supply, procurement practices for energy using equipment and systems, and energy use as well as measurement of current energy usage, implementation of a measurement system to document, report, and validate continual improvement in the area of energy management.

The U.S. holds the chairmanship of TC 242, with Roland Risser from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) serving as chair. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) serves as ISO TC 242 secretariat in partnership with the Brazilian member body to ISO, the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT). Within the U.S., input to TC 242 is coordinated by the Georgia Institute of Technology Energy and Sustainability Services (GT ESS), which ANSI has accredited as administrator of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the committee.

Individuals interested in participating in the new ISO TC 242 WG or U.S. TAG should contact Deann Desai, U.S. TAG secretary ([email protected]). For more information about U.S. participation in ISO, contact [email protected]. A list of all current ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO is available here.


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