Report Featured at High-Performance Building Week Event
May 22, 2014 -- Today, the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council released its 2013 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, during a briefing of the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition in celebration of High-Performance Building Week.
Each year, the Consultative Council prepares the report, as required by the Institute’s enabling legislation, which is then submitted as part of the Institute’s Annual Report to the President of the United States. The Council, which consists of organizations representing the nation’s building community, offers specific recommendations, implementable in the near term, which can serve as the basis for a national buildings policy.
The 2013 report includes findings and recommendations in five key areas: The Building Workforce; Guidance on the Use of Non-Potable Water; Understanding the Energy/Water Nexus; Supporting the Existing State and Local Building Regulatory Infrastructure; and Developing the Business Case for Private Sector Investment in Hazard Mitigation.
Below are some of the recommendations from the new report:
The 2013 report also re-emphasizes specific recommendations from past reports, addressing such topics as building energy and water data; high-performance metrics; climate change and buildings; performance-based codes; and more.
The briefing included presentations by Consultative Council Chair Sara Yerkes, who represents the International Code Council; Dain Hansen, one of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials’ representatives to the Council; Tom Meyer, representing NEBB on the Council; and Neil Blais, Chair of the Institute’s Multihazard Mitigation Council. Consultative Council Director Ryan Colker moderated the event.
About the National Institute of Building Sciences
The National Institute of Building Sciences, authorized by public law 93-383 in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. The Institute serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology.
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