Upcoming Events

High Performance Building Coalition Monthly Roundtable Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017  • 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel (1330 Maryland Avenue SW), Room: Oriental C

Past Events

 

High Performance Building Week 2016 (June 13 - 17)

Challenges and Solutions for Improving Resiliency, Workforce Development, Energy and Water Efficiency

Monday, June 13

Congressional Briefing—Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC)

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building

Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) published a strategic roadmap detailing the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to enable a more energy- and water-efficient built environment. Developed by over 160 public- and private-sector experts from more than 50 member organizations and 4 federal agencies, the roadmap established a national framework to which US industry, government, standards developing organizations, and others can look to enable greater energy and water efficiency capabilities for the nation’s buildings.

Welcome:

Representative David McKinley (R-WV-1) and Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large) (invited)
Co-Chairs, High Performance Building Congressional Caucus

Dain Hansen, Chair, High Performance Building Coalition

Moderator:  Scott Cooper, ANSI

Presentations By:

  • Jana Zabinski, ANSI
  • Joan Glickman, US Department of Energy
  • Pete DeMarco, The IAPMO Group

Tuesday, June 14

Congressional Briefing—Revised OMB Circular A-119 “Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities”

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

Since 1982, the Federal government has followed an OMB policy of encouraging Federal agencies to use voluntary consensus standards developed in the private sector, in place of government unique standards and specifications. In 1996, Congress enacted legislation to make sure the policy continued and the benefits would not be lost with changes in the Executive branch. These two complimentary actions, and the updates to the original OMB A-119 circular, have created a system of governmental use of standards developed in the private sector that saves taxpayers money, improves program results and regulatory compliance, and supports international trade and competitiveness. Our panel will describe the current system, and the benefits it delivers for taxpayers, the US economy and Federal programs.

Welcome

Representative David McKinley (R-WV-1) 
Co-Chair, High Performance Building Congressional Caucus

Dain Hansen, Chair, High-Performance Building Coalition

Moderator: Sara Yerkes, Senior Vice President, The International Code Council (ICC)

Presentations By:

  • David Karmol, ICC
  • Christopher Lindsay, The IAPMO Group
  • Gordon Gillerman, NIST

Congressional Reception

Remarks: High Performance Building Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) *Invited
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol Visitor Center HVC-200

Wednesday, June 15

Congressional Briefing - Meeting State and Local Demand for High Performance Green Residential and Commercial Buildings

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: 2103 Rayburn House Office Building

Around the country States and cities are calling for high performance green residential and commercial buildings. But what exactly are high performance buildings, why is there a demand, what tools are available to meet this demand, what challenges exist, and how can Congress help? Join us for a fast-paced series of presentations from experts on cutting-edge trends in the building industry.

Welcome 
Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large)
Co-Chair, High Performance Building Congressional Caucus

Dain Hansen, Chair, High Performance Building Coalition

Mark Ames, Chair, Education and Outreach Committee, High Performance Building Coalition

Moderator: David Nemtzow, Building Technologies Office Director (Acting)

    Presentations By:

  • Todd Sims, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Kara Saul Rinaldi, Home Performance Coalition and Efficiency First
  • John Barrows, P3 Builder Group, Inc., National Association of Home Builders
  • Lawrence Schoen, P.E., Standing Standard Project Committee 189.1, ASHRAE

 

Thursday, June 16

Congressional Briefing—Examining the findings of the National Institute of Building Sciences’ (NIBS) Consultative Council Report, including policy recommendations to Congress. 

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2253 Rayburn

The US building industry is a dynamic and evolving industry and the challenges it faces have significant implications for the nation’s economy and citizens. Each year, the National Institute of Building Sciences, through its Consultative Council, brings together key stakeholders from across the industry to examine the challenges and opportunities before both the industry and the nation. This briefing will provide insight from the Council’s 2015 report and focus on assuring a strong building industry workforce, advancing community resilience and assuring policies and regulations support the cost effective achievement of a high-performance built environment. 

Welcome: 

Representative David McKinley (R-WV-1) and Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large) (invited)
Co-Chairs, High Performance Building Congressional Caucus

Dain Hansen, Chair, High Performance Buidling Coalition

Presentations By:

  • Ryan Colker, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Christina Mason, American Institute of Architects 
  • Robert Horner, Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Pete DeMarco, The IAPMO Group

High Performance Building Coalition Monthly Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2016 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: NIBS (NIBS, 1090 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington DC)

High Performance Building Coalition FY 2017 Appropriations Briefing

Thursday, April 21, 2016 • 12:00 pm - 1:o0 pm
Location: 441 Cannon House Office Building

High Performance Building Coalition Day on the Hill

Thursday, April 21, 2016 • 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Coalition members are taking to Capitol Hill to meet with High Performance Building Congressional Caucus members and their staff.  If you are interested in participating in these meetings, contact Patrick Hughes (Chair of the Coalition's policy committee). Patrick can be reached at Patrick.Hughes@NEMA.org.

High Performance Building Coalition Monthly Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 2016 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: IAPMO (101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 600W, Washington, DC 20001)

High Performance Building Coalition Monthly Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, February 18, 2016 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: ASHRAE (1828 L Street NW, Suite 810, Washington, DC)

High Performance Building Coalition Monthly Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2016 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: IAPMO (101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 600W, Washington, DC 20001)

High Performance Building Coalition Monthly Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, December 17, 2015 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: IAPMO (101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 600W, Washington, DC 20001)

High Performance Building Week 2015

Congressional Briefing on Policies to Advance the Achievement of High-Performance Buildings

Thursday, June 11, 2015 • 9:30 - 11:00 am
U.S. House of Representatives
2226 Rayburn House Office Building

High Performance Building Congressional Reception

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

High Performance Building Roundtable Policy Priorities Release

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
IAPMO Offices
101 Constitution Ave, NW, Suite 600 West
Washington, DC

High Performance Building Week 2014

Luncheon Briefing: Advancing the Building Industry:
Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council

Thursday, May 22, 2014 • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Buildings are a key aspect of the nation’s economy and serve all citizens through the
homes they live in, the schools or workplaces they visit daily, the healthcare facilities that
keep them healthy, and the retail stores that facilitate trade. As required in its authorizing
legislation, the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council produces an
annual report of findings and recommendations aimed at improving the built
environment. As Congress struggles to balance numerous priorities, the Consultative
Council recommendations reflect deliberations by leaders from across the buildings
industry to ensure an effective workforce, improve building performance, implement
effective codes and standards, increase resilience to hazards, and support
multidisciplinary research and development.

Passive House Tour

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • 12:30 pm
Rockville, MD

Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global)

Tuesday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Capitol Visitors Center
Washington Convention Center

A great group of speakers presented at EE Global - including Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. During the event a very exciting announcement was made about the next phase of the Energy 2030 campaign: The official launch of Energy 2030 On the Road: A State and Local Campaign to encourage state and local policymakers and businesses across the country to embrace the goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Nearly 100 diverse organizations have already endorsed the goal, and the Energy 2030 Leadership Circle issued a call to action for states, cities, businesses, and other communities to do their part to double energy productivity.

After the official launch, Secretary Moniz and a number of other government and business leaders spoke, and many shared a common theme: although Congress may not be doing much on energy efficiency, states, cities, and businesses around the country are leading the way by implementing innovative policies to reduce energy use and save money.

International Code Council's Building Safety Month Rooftop Reception

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
ICC Washington DC Governmental Affairs Office
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

High Performance Building Week Congressional Reception Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the National Institute of Building Sciences

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Congressional Meeting Room North
Capitol Visitors Center

High Performance Building Week 2013

Luncheon Briefing: How High Performance Homes Can Save Money, Save Resources and Create Jobs

Friday, May 17, 2013 • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

Voluntary, above code programs are gaining in popularity as a means to construct homes
that use resources more efficiently. The ICC 700 National Green Building Standard
achieves those goals by targeting:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • Resource efficiency
  • Operations/maintenance and building owner education
  • Site/lot design, preparation and development, and
  • Indoor air quality

The ICC 700 focuses on high performance building and housing affordability. Missouri
builder, Matt Belcher, will showcase the latest developments in energy efficient design and
Diana Kinlaw, from developer Balfour Beatty Communities, will highlight military housing
projects which will save government dollars, while guaranteeing high-quality living
standards for military families.

American Society of Landscape Architects Congressional Green Roof Tour & Reception

Thursday, May 16, 2013 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
ASLA Headquarters' Rooftop
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC

High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition Monthly Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2013 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TIA Office
1320 N. Court House Road, Arlington, VA

Local Building Tours

Wednesday, May 15 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Passive House
Bethesda, MD

Consolidated Forensic Laboratory
Washington, DC

Joint Meeting of the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition Policy Committee and Education & Outreach Committee

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • 9:00 - 11:00 am
ASHRAE
1828 L Street NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC

High Performance Building Congressional Reception Honoring High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives David McKinley (D-WV-1) and Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

Advancing the Building Industry: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 • 9:30 - 11:00 am
U.S. House of Representatives
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Buildings are a key aspect of the nation’s economy and serve all citizens through the homes they
live in, the schools or workplaces they visit daily, the healthcare facilities that keep them healthy,
and the retail stores that facilitate trade. As required in its authorizing legislation, the National
Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council produces an annual report of findings and
recommendations aimed at improving the built environment. As Congress struggles to balance
numerous priorities, the Consultative Council recommendations reflect deliberations by leaders
from across the buildings industry to improve building performance, implement effective codes
and standards, increase resilience to hazards, and support multidisciplinary research and
development.

High Performance Building Week 2012

Smart Technology and Building Efficiency: Information and Communications Technology to Enable Energy Savings in the Building and Beyond

Thursday, May 17, 2012 • 9:00 - 10:30 am
U.S. House of Representatives
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Buildings account for approximately 70% of electricity consumption, 40% of energy use and 40% of all CO2 emissions in the United States.   Greater adoption of smart building design and technology could yield $40 to $50 billion in gross national savings in 2020. This briefing will address how information and communications technology (ICT) can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions and provide an introduction to the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP) rating system and guide, which encourages the use of ICT to make buildings smarter, reduce paper consumption and reduce GHG emissions associated with travel.

Moynihan Symposium on Public Design

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 • 1:00 - 5:30 pm
Washington Convention Center

Dialogue on Performance Metrics and Benchmarking

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
ASHRAE
1828 L Street NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC

As attention to building performance has grown, so too has the number of tools and programs for the measurement and reporting of performance attributes. Each tool and program has developed to fill a specific need, but nonetheless, there appears to be confusion as to the purpose and need for so many different schemes. This dialogue will provide an opportunity for interested members of the building community to discuss the various programs, identify opportunities for consistency where appropriate, and further differentiate the programs. Dialogue outcomes may include identification of opportunities to promote the importance of benchmarking and the valuable role of underlying datasets like the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS).

Programs to be covered include: EPA Energy Star, DOE Commercial Building Asset Rating, USGBC LEED, GBI GreenGlobes, ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient, BOMA 360, ASHRAE/GBA DASH, DOE Building Data Taxonomy, and ASTM BEPA. 

High Performance Building Congressional Reception

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 • 5:00 - 7:00 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Introduction to High Performance Buildings: How Buildings Keep Americans Safe, Grow the Economy, and Protect the Environment

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Through our homes, offices, places of worship and more, buildings have become powerful symbols of American life and values. Buildings are much more than symbols, however – they are also tools for accomplishing vital national goals, such as keeping Americans safe, growing the economy, and protecting the environment. The best buildings are called “high-performance,” but what does this term really mean in practice, and how do we get there? A series of experts in the building industry will present answers to these questions, explain how issues interrelate, and provide resources to learn more. 

American Society of Landscape Architects Congressional Green Roof Tour & Reception

Monday, May 14, 2012 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
ASLA Headquarters' Rooftop
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC

Congressional Briefings

Luncheon Briefing: The Consequences, Economically and Personally, of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

How clean is the air you're breathing right now? Most of us spend about 90% of our time indoors; as a result, indoor air quality (IAQ) directly impacts our health, productivity, and national economy. Research has confirmed that poor IAQ can result in both serious health problems such as heart disease, lung cancer and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and less serious building occupant discomfort and other effects that reduce worker productivity. Conversely, superior IAQ translates to higher productivity via lower absentee rates and reduced health care costs. These economic benefits often outweigh the costs of maintaining good IAQ. 

The construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and their HVAC systems, as well as materials used in interior furnishings and housekeeping all contribute to IAQ. Join us for an engaging discussion that will improve your understanding of the dynamic relationships between these building elements and IAQ.

Luncheon Briefing: Public-Private Partnerships for Public Buildings

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
Room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building

The Performance Based Buildings Coalition aims to increase private investment in the construction, renovation, and replacement of our nation's aging and dilapidated public buildings, schools, and public safety facilities; thereby creating jobs while improving the quality of life and saving money for taxpayers.

In order to enable private investment in these projects, government owned buildings must be added to the types of infrastructure assets eligible for exempt facility bonds. This briefing will offer an overview of the need for these exempt facility bonds and the positive impacts that they would have across the country; including highlighting the benefits already being achieved by the transportation sector's use of exempt facility bonds, and the cost and time savings realized by the Long Beach Courthouse project through the use of a Public-Private Partnership.