High Performance Building Council set to unveil final report to Congress

The High Performance Building Council will unveil its final High Performance Building report to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Dept. of Energy during a luncheon briefing scheduled for June 18, 2008.


The High Performance Building Council (HPBC), a multi-stakeholder group formed to advance the mission of developing environmentally-friendly, high performance buildings through the effective use and development of voluntary consensus standards, will unveil its final High Performance Building report to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Energy during a luncheon briefing scheduled for June 18, 2008.

The HPBC’s report to Congress will offer an assessment of current voluntary consensus standards and rating systems for high performance buildings, how they can be used, and what other standards are needed. The American National Standards Institute
Launched under the auspices of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), the HPBC was formed in 2007 to address the needs outlined in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 . Section 914 of the Act addresses the development of high performance buildings that combine the objectives of reducing resource energy consumption while improving the environmental impact, functionality, human comfort, and productivity of the building. related article on the involvement of ANSI-accredited standards developers in the report is available.

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