The American National Standards Institute (ANSI): ANSI is a private, non-profit organization. The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of standards that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards.
The American Society for Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): ASHRAE is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide focusing on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry. ASHRAE publishes Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings.
High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCC): The HPBCC not affiliated with the AHPBC. The High-Performance Buildings Caucus of the U.S. Congress was formed to heighten awareness and inform policymakers about the major impact buildings have on our health, safety and welfare and the opportunities to design, construct and operate high-performance buildings that reflect our concern for these impacts.
High Performance Building Council (HPBC): The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) directed the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to explore the potential for accelerating development of consensus-based voluntary standards to set requirements for less resource-intensive, more energy-efficient, high-performance buildings. The HPBC consists of representatives of approximately 100 private sector and governmental organizations to advance this mission.
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