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ANSI Calls for Energy Efficiency Standards Input

March 25, 2013 By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Nonprofit the American National Standards Institute’s Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative is seeking input on current or forthcoming standards, codes, guidelines, and conformance programs related to energy efficiency standardization in the built environment, as well as perceived gaps in the current energy efficiency standardization landscape.

The EESCC is appealing to individuals and groups in the larger standardization community and beyond, as well as to current EESCC members and organizations in the ANSI federation, as it seeks to obtain as much information as possible for its EESCC Inventory Database by Monday, April 1.

The database is intended to capture critical information that the EESCC and its five working groups will consider in developing a standardization “roadmap.” All stakeholders are encouraged to provide information on relevant documents, conformance programs, and gaps in advance of this date. The EESCC Inventory and its three online entry forms are available here.

The first phase of the EESCC standardization roadmap will focus on five identified areas of need, to be addressed by a working group for each area:

  • WG1: Building energy and water assessment and performance standards (including diagnostic test procedures and health and safety testing)
  • WG2: Systems integration and systems communications (encompassing communications between building automation/operation systems and equipment/appliances, both within single buildings and across facilities)
  • 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 evaluation, measurement and verification; 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)

The EESCC says that its standards will articulate the value of standardization programs related to energy efficiency in the built environment, and will help the private-sector standardization community and federal agencies focus their efforts on any identified gaps in this area. More than 50 member organizations involving over 130 experts from industry, standards and code developing organizations, energy efficiency–focused organizations, educational institutions, and other groups are currently involved in the effort.

ANSI launched the EESCC in September last year. The body’s first full plenary meeting was held in November.



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