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