New York, NY, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 12, 2012 - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has launched the Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) tohelp advance a coordinated approach to energy efficiency for the United States.

The Collaborative is aimed to be 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 Collaborative will assess the energy efficiency landscape and carry out the development of a standardization roadmap and compendium.

As part of its work, the Collaborative will identify gaps in existing standards, codes and conformance programs, and work to support the adoption and implementation of new standards, codes, and conformance activities that will advance energy efficiency.

The Collaborative has established five working groups, which have also begun holding regular web meetings. These are:

  • WG 1: Building energy and water assessment standards (including diagnostic test procedures and health and safety testing)
  • WG 2: Systems integration and communications (encompassing communications between building automation/operation systems, equipment, and the electric grid)
  • WG 3: Building energy modeling, rating, and labeling (including whole building modeling from design to construction and rating and labeling for energy performance)
  • WG 4: Evaluation, measurement, and verification (encompassing EM&V, energy performance metrics, and standardized and portable data collection and reporting)
  • WG 5: Workforce credentialing (including standards for workforce training and certification programs, and workforce skills standards).

The EESCC is led by 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.

ANSI is inviting experts on energy efficiency-related issues and members of the greater standardization community to join the Collaborative, which will hold its inaugural plenary meeting on January 22-23, 2013, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA.