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

December 16, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

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 Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (ANSI 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 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.

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 this is 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. Prospective EESCC members may also participate in the EESCC's initial WG web meetings (see Website) in order to better understand the benefits of participation in the collaborative.