Celebrate High Performance Building Week 2018 – June 11-15Billy Pell
Celebrate High Performance Building Week from June 11-15, 2018. This week-long event, held in Washington, DC, highlights the positive impact of high performance buildings in improving the quality of life for millions of individuals, producing a more resilient and sustainable world, reducing operating costs, and improving the productivity, comfort and health of building occupants. An estimated 200 organizations are using this week to lobby for policies and laws to boost energy efficiency and healthy workplaces and employees. High Performance Building Week is sponsored by the High Performance Building Coalition (HPBC), founded by ASHRAE. Check out this ASHRAE video about the week. Activities include: A Congressional Briefing: Building the Industry of the Future – Findings and Policy Recommendations from the Building Industry was held on Tuesday. High Performance Building Coalition Day on the Hill will be all day Wednesday, June 13, where coalition members will meet with High Performance Building Congressional Caucus members and their staff. There will also be a congressional reception on Wednesday evening. On Thursday there will be a congressional lunch briefing: Standards – Tools for Innovative Infrastructure Solutions. “The building industry clearly recognizes how energy availability, cost and environmental impact is driving change in the way we design, construct and operate buildings,” says 2017-18 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D. “The discussions taking place during High Performance Building Week will ultimately lead to the development of more sustainable infrastructures and innovations that will improve the quality of our lives and produce a more sustainable world for future generations.” The High Performance Building Coalition is a coalition of approximately 200 organizations (including SMACNA, AEE, BPI and ASHRAE) that provides guidance and support to the High Performance Building Caucus of the U.S. Congress. It supports legislation and policies that protect life and property, promote innovative building technologies, enhance U.S. economic competitiveness, increase energy and water efficiency in the built-environment, advance sustainable and resilient communities, and support the development of private sector standards, codes and guidelines that address these concerns.