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February 13, 2013 - Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) Inventory Database is now accessible to all stakeholders in energy efficiency and standardization communities. Database plays key role in efforts to assess energy efficiency standardization landscape and carry out development of standardization roadmap. Input is being gathered regarding relevant standards, codes, guidelines, and conformance programs as well as perceived gaps in standardization and conformance activities.

EESCC Opens Inventory Database to the Broader Stakeholder Community


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Press release date: February 11, 2013

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is pleased to announce that the EESCC Inventory Database is now accessible to all stakeholders in the energy efficiency and standardization communities. Previously accessible only by EESCC members, all information that has been provided into the EESCC inventory database is now viewable by all interested parties.

The EESCC Inventory plays a key role in the EESCC’s efforts to assess the energy efficiency standardization landscape and carry out the development of a standardization roadmap for energy efficiency within the built environment. Via three online entry forms housed at www.ansi.org/eescc, the inventory is capturing critical information that the EESCC and its five working groups will consider in developing the standardization roadmap. Specifically, the EESCC is gathering 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.

EESCC Objectives
The EESCC is currently in the early stages of a planned assessment of the energy efficiency standardization landscape. The collaborative will develop a standardization roadmap addressing energy efficiency in the built environment.

The roadmap will identify what standards, codes, and conformance programs are available or under development, what gaps exist, and what additional standardization activities are needed to advance energy efficiency in the United States.

The following EESCC working groups (WGs) have been meeting regularly via web conferences since December 2012:

WG1: Building energy and water assessment and performance standards
WG2: Systems integration and systems communications
WG3: Building energy modeling, rating, and labeling
WG4: Evaluation, measurement, and verification
WG5: Workforce credentialing

For more information or to get involved, visit www.ansi.org/eescc .

While the three online entry forms used to capture this information have been open to the public since the inventory was announced, making the inventory database viewable by all interested stakeholders is expected to increase its effectiveness by allowing for broader contributions while minimizing duplicative entries and making it easier for users to determine whether relevant information has already been submitted from other sources. The decision to open the database was made in response to input received at the EESCC’s inaugural plenary meeting, held January 22-23, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia [see related story].

Obtaining an accurate and complete picture of relevant standards, codes, protocols, and conformance programs – both existing and forthcoming – is an important first step of the EESCC’s work, paving the way to the EESCC’s gap analysis stage.

The EESCC is looking to obtain as much information as possible in the EESCC Inventory Database by Monday, April 1, 2013, in advance of a formal review by the EESCC steering committee later that month.

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
Online entry form for potential gaps in the standardization landscape
Note: the EESCC Inventory is not collecting the standards or documents themselves, but rather relevant information regarding such documents that will assist in the development of the roadmap. No documents will be uploaded.

For information about getting involved in the work of the EESCC or contributing to the EESCC Inventory, please contact eescc@ansi.org.

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.
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