ANSI EESCC Issues General Call for Input on Energy-Efficiency Standards

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.

According to an announcement from the EESC, the group is reaching out to individuals and groups in the larger standardization community and beyond, as well as to current EESCC members and organizations within ANSI, to solicit input in an effort to develop a “standardization roadmap to advance energy efficiency in the built environment.”

The EESCC has set up a database, available online at www.ansi.org/eescc, that is intended “to capture critical information that the EESCC and its five working groups will consider in developing the standardization roadmap.” Comments are due by April 1.

In addition, the EESCC website contains three forms for input on various topics related to its research:

• An online entry form for documents (standards, codes, guidelines, and regulations);

• An online entry form for conformance programs (certificate and training programs, personnel certification programs, accreditation programs, and rating and labeling systems); and

• An online entry form for potential gaps in the standardization landscape.

The roadmap will focus on five identified areas of need, addressed by a working group (WG) 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, and rating and labeling for energy performance);

WG4: Evaluation, measurement, and verification (encompasses energy performance metrics and standardized and portable data collection and reporting); and

WG5: Workforce credentialing (includes standards for workforce training and certification programs, and workforce skills standards).

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