The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) announced today the publication of a Progress Report detailing the standardization community's activity to advance recommendations outlined in the EESCC's Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. Published in June 2014 to serve as a national framework for action and coordination, the roadmap identified gaps where standards and codes were needed to improve energy and water efficiency in the built environment.
Available as a free resource, the Progress Report features updates on 71 of the 109 standards-based gaps identified in the roadmap, demonstrating significant progress within the standardization community to advance energy and water efficiency through standards-based solutions. The report also includes a summary of all of the standards-based roadmap gaps, including those for which there is no known progress at this time, so that readers may easily identify opportunities to take action on closing the gaps.
Formed in 2012, the EESCC is a cross-sector, neutral forum and focal point for broad-based coordination among energy efficiency activities involving or impacted by standardization. The goal of the collaborative is to guide, facilitate, and coordinate standardization activities to support greater energy and water efficiency in the United States. More than 160 public- and private-sector experts from industry, federal agencies, standards and code developing organizations, energy and water efficiency-focused organizations, and educational institutions have contributed to the EESCC's efforts.
"The EESCC's Progress Report marks an important step forward in advancing a coordinated national approach to energy and water efficiency standardization," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "Standards and codes play an important role in enabling greater efficiencies, reducing costs, and helping to accelerate the uptake of the next generation of energy efficiency technologies. The actionable steps taken to close the standardization gaps, as detailed in the EESSC Progress Report, signifies the power of collaborative efforts of the standardization community."
For more information about the work of the EESCC, visit www.ansi.org/eescc.
About the EESCC
The EESCC is a cross-sector, neutral forum and focal point for broad-based coordination among energy and water efficiency activities involving or impacted by standardization (i.e. standards, codes, conformance activities), and regulations. A member-funded collaborative, the EESCC brings together experts from industry, federal agencies, standards and code developing organizations, energy and water efficiency-focused organizations, educational institutions, and other groups to shape the future of energy and water efficiency standardization. The EESCC is strictly a coordinating body and does not develop standards, nor does it assign responsibility for their development.