ANSI Seeks Participation in Assessment Efforts

The American National Standards Institute is seeking shareholders from public and private sectors to assess nationwide energy efficiency through its Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is seeking shareholders from public and private sectors to assess nationwide energy efficiency through its Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC). The objective of the collaborative is to develop awareness of energy efficiency by drafting a standardization roadmap. According to ANSI, the collaborative will not develop standards and will not delegate responsibility for their development.

The EESCC constructed a roadmap to identify codes, conformance programs, and standards that are available or under development. From there, the outline will expose gaps in protocol, which will aid in ANSI’s efforts to find what additional standardization activities are needed to advance energy efficiency in the U.S. Phase one of the roadmap identifies five areas that need the most attention. The group initiative will consider all five topics in regards to various types of buildings, including residential, commercial, institutional, industrial/manufacturing, data centers, and water and wastewater treatment facilities. The areas under scrutiny are: Building energy and water assessment standards; systems energy modeling, integration, and communications; building energy rating and labeling; evaluation, measurement, and verification; and workforce credentialing. Recommendations to join the collaborative will be accepted until October 5.