ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative Seeks Participants to Help Develop Energy Efficiency

   ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative Seeks
    Participants to Help Develop Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap

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NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --With its potential to fuel
job creation, bolster energy independence, and fuel the U.S. economy, energy
efficiency has been attracting a lot of well-deserved attention in recent
years. However, realizing its full promise will require a comprehensive
national approach, as well as effective, strategic cooperation between the
public and private sectors. To this end, the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) has launched the Energy Efficiency Standardization
Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), which will assess the energy efficiency
landscape and carry out the development of a standardization roadmap and
compendium, identifying gaps in existing standards, codes and conformance
programs, and working to support the adoption and implementation of new
standards, codes, and conformance activities that will advance energy
efficiency.

Click here to view the EESCC Framework document.

ANSI encourages experts on energy efficiency-related issues and members of the
greater standardization community to join the EESCC. Broad and varied
participation is essential to ensuring that important decisions on the future
of energy efficiency are made through consensus and collaboration. To learn
more about the benefits of joining the collaborative, as well as other
important information, please visit www.ansi.org/eescc.

The EESCC will hold its inaugural plenary meeting on January 22-23, 2013, at
the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Participation in the
January plenary is free for all EESCC members. Register here for the plenary.
A block of rooms at the Sheraton is available for Monday, January 21, and
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at a discounted rate of $209 per night, plus tax,
for guests who make reservations by Saturday, December 22, 2012; hotel
reservations can be made via the EESCC group webpage. Please note that this
discounted rate is also available to attendees three days before and after the
meeting dates; if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please
contact ANSI's meeting and events manager.

The EESCC has also begun holding regular web meetings of its five Working
Groups (WGs), which were created under the leadership of co-chairs from the
public and private sectors to oversee areas of particular focus:

  oWG 1: Building energy and water assessment standards
    (including diagnostic test procedures and health and safety testing)
  oWG 2: Systems integration and communications
    (encompassing communications between building automation/operation
    systems, equipment, and the electric grid)
  oWG 3: Building energy modeling, rating, and labeling
    (including whole building modeling from design to construction and rating
    and labeling for energy performance)
  oWG 4: Evaluation, measurement, and verification
    (encompassing EM&V; energy performance metrics; and standardized and
    portable data collection and reporting)
  oWG 5: Workforce credentialing
    (including standards for workforce training and certification programs,
    and workforce skills standards)

Prospective EESCC members may also participate in the EESCC's initial WG web
meetings in order to ascertain the benefits of participation in the
collaborative. Participation and feedback are welcome. For more information on
taking part in the web meetings as a prospective member, contact
eescc@ansi.org.

About ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit
organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the
American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the
integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade
associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and
labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more
than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals
worldwide.

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee,
the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S.
representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

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.

SOURCE American National Standards Institute

Website: http://www.ansi.org/
Contact: Elizabeth Neiman, +1-212-642-4911, eneiman@ansi.org
 
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