ANSI, EESCC aim to close standardization gaps
The American National Standards Institute and the Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative are calling for input on existing energy-efficiency codes, regulations, and standards.
The effort targets existing ANSI and EESCC members, and hopes to identify major gaps in energy-efficiency standards and conformance programs. Submissions can be made online and are open to ANSI members as well as anyone involved in the larger standards community. EESCC will hold its inaugural meeting in January to discuss the findings and is also holding online web meetings for its working groups.
This efficiency examination is a phase one component of building EESCC's standardization roadmap, which is focusing on five areas of need, including: Building energy and water assessment; systems integration and communications; building energy modeling, rating and labeling; evaluation measurement and verification; and workforce credentialing.
Standards continue to be a front-burner issue for the energy industry, with independent parties such as IEEE and government agencies developing regulations that will streamline grid development and ensure security across the board.