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Join the NEW Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) will convene the Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium in order to support the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative. 

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The GOAL:  achieving affordable and marketable net-zero energy commercial buildings in all climate zones by 2025.

The Consortium will include representatives from more than 300 organizations from the following building areas:

  • The design professions, including national associations of architects and professional engineers
  • The development, construction, financial, and real estate industries
  • Building owners and operators from the public and private sectors
  • Academic and research organizations with extensive commercial building energy expertise
  • Building code agencies and organizations, including a model energy code-setting organization
  • Independent high-performance green building associations or councils
  • Experts in indoor air quality and environmental factors
  • Experts in intelligent buildings and integrated building information systems
  • Utility energy efficiency programs
  • Manufacturers and providers of equipment and techniques used in high-performance green buildings
  • Public transportation industry experts
  • Non-governmental energy efficiency organizations.

In turn, the Consortium will support DOE, DOE national laboratories, and the Commercial Building Energy Alliances and Commercial Building Partners in achieving affordable and marketable net-zero energy commercial buildings in all climate zones by 2025.

Consortium Working Groups

The Consortium Working Groups are chaired by a Steering Committee member and composed of Active Consortium Members.  These Working Groups will assist the Consortium in conducting technology reviews, identifying cost and non-cost barriers and solutions, and participating and facilitating in industry collaboration.

Technologies and Practices

  1. Building Envelope
  2. Mechanical Systems, Plumbing, and Controls
  3. Lighting/Daylighting and Controls
  4. Process, IT, and Miscellaneous Equipment
  5. Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Distributed Generation, and Multi-Building systems
  6. Grid and Micro-Grid Integration

Market and Policy

  1. Codes and Standards
  2. Integrated Design and Building Delivery
  3. Benchmarking and Performance Assurance
  4. Financing and Appraisal
  5. Voluntary Programs and Incentives
  6. Owner/Tenant Issues
  7. Workforce Development (education, training, certification)

Consortium members have the opportunity to collaborate with a critical mass of high-performance building industry stakeholders and the DOE to:

  • Demonstrate your organization's commitment zero energy buildings
  • Share knowledge
  • Strengthen relationships  

Who Can Be a Member

All organizations interested in advancing energy-efficient commercial building technologies, practices and policies, including building designers, owners and operators, financiers, manufacturers, state and regional policy makers and program planners, researchers, and funding agencies.

Types of Membership

Active Consortium Members are expected to commit time and resources in support of the tasks above by:

  • participating in one or more working groups (see attached list)
  • contributing best practices and case studies
  • reviewing Consortium reports
  • promoting the Consortium at industry events
  • collaborate with other Consortium members

Active Consortium Members will receive regular correspondence and be recognized as an Active Member on the program website.

Complete a Membership Registration Form (doc 1.9MB) and return it to Diana Lin at the Alliance to Save Energy (dlin@ase.org). There is no fee to join.


Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium

http://zeroenergycbc.org/


Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

Publication Date: 11/24/2009
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