ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative

      ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative

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NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012

Seeks Input on Relevant Standards and Existing Gaps in the Built Environment

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing
efforts to assess the energy efficiency standardization landscape and carry
out the development of a standardization roadmap for energy efficiency within
the built environment, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy
Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is soliciting
input regarding relevant standards, codes, guidelines, and conformance
programs that are available or under development, and what perceived gaps in
energy efficiency standardization and conformance activities currently exist.
The EESCC is reaching out to 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.

The EESCC has set up online forms to make it easy for stakeholders to submit
information about relevant standardization documents (standards, codes,
guidelines, and regulations), conformance programs, and standardization gaps.
Submissions should consider the following questions:

  oWhat standardization documents or conformance programs related to the
    built environment currently exist and what are on the horizon?
  oWhat is the goal of the document or conformance program in question?
  oWho is the standardization document or conformance program intended to
    serve, and how is it being used in the market?
  oIs the document or conformance program being implemented at the state or
    federal level?
  oWhat 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.

  oOnline entry form for documents (standards, codes, guides, and
  oOnline entry form for conformance programs
  oOnline entry form for potential gaps in the standardization landscape

The database of all submissions will be available to EESCC members in the
EESCC Document Library.

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.
The reservation deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
Please note that thisis a very busy week in DC and attendees are urged to
make their reservations as soon as possible; availability of sleeping rooms at
the hotel cannot be guaranteed after the room block is filled. 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:

WG 1: Building energy and water assessment standards
WG 2: Systems integration and communications
WG 3: Building energy modeling, rating, and labeling
WG 4: Evaluation, measurement, and verification
WG 5: Workforce credentialing

Prospective EESCC members may also participate in the EESCC's initial WG web
meetings in order to better understand the benefits of participation in the
collaborative. For more information on taking part in the web meetings as a
prospective member, contact

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

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

Contact: Elizabeth Neiman, +1-212-642-4911,
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