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Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

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This roadmap, developed by the American National Standard Institute’s (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), is intended as a national framework for action and coordination on energy efficiency standardisation, charting 125 actionable recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment.

 

In total, the roadmap details 125 recommendations and timelines for action, as appropriate:

 

  • Chapter One: Building Energy and Water Assessment and Performance Standards outlines 46 recommendations to address identified standardisation gaps in these areas.
  • Chapter Two: System Integration and Systems Communications details 9 recommendations examining how building sub-systems could be integrated in order to manage the energy use of a building or campus of buildings for maximum efficiency.
  • Chapter Three: Building Energy Rating, Labeling, and Simulation outlines 22 recommendations to address identified standardisation gaps
  • Chapter Four: Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) details 32 recommendations to advance the field of EM&V.
  • Chapter Five: Workforce Credentialing puts forth 16 overarching recommendations to advance workforce credentialing for the energy efficiency field.

 

The roadmap’s recommendations for closing standardisation gaps in the near-term (0-2 years), midterm (2-5 years), and long-term (5+ years) are intended to chart a strategic approach to energy efficiency standardisation, and to assist SDOs in identifying priority areas for work, as well as opportunities for collaboration, coordination, and harmonisation. A table summarising all recommendations and relevant timelines is included in Roadmap Appendix A. This roadmap is supplemented by the ANSI EESCC Inventory Database3 – an online source of information on relevant standards, codes, guidelines, regulations, and conformity assessment programmes.

 

 

To download the document, please visit the relevant ANSI webpage at the link below.