DOE Selects National Association of State Energy Officials to Convene Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium
November 06, 2009
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.
NASEO is comprised of senior officials from the energy offices of both the states and territories, in addition to affiliates from the private and public sectors, and will provide leadership for the Consortium.
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.
The Consortium will provide access to technical expertise, communicate the emergence of new technologies to the commercial building community, and promote the demonstration of high-performance building technologies. A steering committee made up of NASEO members and lighting, window, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning suppliers will outline and drive the Consortium's goals and objectives.
More information can be found at the Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative Web site. Details about the Consortium and its membership are available at the Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium Web site.