High Performance Building Week 2016

June 13-17, 2016



Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC)
June 13, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m

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: 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

Revised OMB Circular A-119: Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities
Date: June 14, 2016,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m

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: 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

Meeting State and Local Demand for High Performance Green Residential and Commercial Buildings
June 15, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
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: Dain Hansen, Chair, High Performance Building Coalition & Mark Ames, Chair, Education and Outreach Committee

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

Examining the findings of the National Institute of Building Sciences'™ (NIBS) Consultative Council Report, including policy recommendations to Congress
June 16, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m

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: 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




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