ANSI EESCC Issues General Call for Input on Energy Efficiency Standards and Conformance Activities Relative to the Built Environment
Input to Play Key Role in Development of EESCC Standardization Roadmap
New York, March 19, 2013 – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) has issued a general call for input regarding 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 reaching out to individuals and groups in the larger standardization community and beyond, as well as to current EESCC members and organizations in the ANSI federation, to solicit input that will inform the development of a standardization roadmap advancing energy efficiency in the built environment.
The EESCC is a cross-sector initiative dedicated to increasing awareness, adoption, and implementation of standards, codes, and conformance activities among policy makers and the market through the creation of the roadmap.
The EESCC is looking to obtain as much information as possible in 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 the 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 on the EESCC website at www.ansi.org/eescc.
*Online entry form for documents (standards, codes, guidelines, and regulations)
*Online entry form for conformance programs (certificate and training programs, personnel certification programs, accreditation programs, rating and labeling systems)
*Online entry form for potential gaps in the standardization landscape
The EESCC roadmap 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.
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 made up 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.