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December 19, 2008 - Part of DoE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program is seeking submissions from qualified groups for recognition as High-Performance Green Building Partnership Consortia. Criteria which provide guidelines for high performance green buildings include reducing energy, water, and material use; improving indoor air quality; increasing reuse and recycling opportunities; and increasing use of environmentally preferable products.

DoE Seeks to Recognize High-Performance Green Building Partnership Consortia


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Press release date: December 11, 2008

The Building Technologies Program (BTP), part of the Department of Energy's (DoE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is seeking submissions from qualified groups for recognition as High-Performance Green Building Partnership Consortia.

Recognition will be provided under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Public Law No. 110-140, for groups that meet the representation qualifications as stated in section 421 of the law. These criteria, which provide guidelines for "high performance green buildings," include reducing energy, water, and material use; improving indoor air quality; increasing reuse and recycling opportunities; and increasing the use of environmentally preferable products.

Groups qualified to be considered for the Consortium program must include representation from several industries and types of organizations. Among them, the DoE requires each group to have participation from building code agencies and organizations that develop and are responsible for American National Standards that are relevant to the construction industry, sustainability, and environmental performance.

An American National Standard (ANS) is a document that has been sponsored by a standards developing organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), achieved consensus, met ANSI's established requirements, and been approved by the Institute.

DoE's requirements also extend to national model code writing organizations that recognize and write building-related ANS.

The name, contact information, and membership of each formally recognized partnership consortium will be posted on the DoE website for reference.

Letters from groups seeking recognition should be sent to: Drury B. Crawley, Commercial Buildings Team Lead, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Building Technologies, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Correspondence must be received by February 2, 2009.

For more information, see the related Federal Register report.
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