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Chapter Technology Transfer Committee June 2014. What is the Purpose of the Gov’t Affairs Office? To establish ASHRAE as a leading source for expertise.

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1 Chapter Technology Transfer Committee June 2014

2 What is the Purpose of the Gov’t Affairs Office? To establish ASHRAE as a leading source for expertise in the built environment and a resource for policymakers in the development of legislation and regulations affecting the public, the HVAC&R community, and the engineering profession.

3 ASHRAE’s Advocacy Priorities for Society Year Environment and Natural Resources Energy Efficiency Indoor Environmental Quality Building Industry Workforce Building Performance

4 ASHRAE’s Grassroots Government Activities Public Policy Priorities ASHRAE Standards “Doing Business” Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment Future of the Profession Relationships ASHRAE Standards “Doing Business” Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment Future of the Profession Relationships

5 Government Activities and Advocacy

6 Participation in Coalitions The following is a highlighted list. ASHRAE participates in many more coalitions, several of which fade in and out of existence as needed.

7 ASHRAE founded in 2007 and has lead ever since. Now co-chaired by ASHRAE and IAPMO. Over 200 members of the “who’s who” in the buildings community. Over 60 Congressional briefings held on high-performance buildings issues. Recent briefings include: The Consequences, Economically and Personally of Poor Indoor Air Quality Public-Private Partnerships for Public Buildings Briefing On Advancing The Building Industry: Findings And Recommendations From The Consultative Council How High-Performance Homes Can Save Money, Save Resources and Create Jobs

8 High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) Examples of Organizational Members (see for full listing) (see Examples of Organizational Members (see for full listing) (see

9 Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Robert Brady (D-PA) Mike Doyle (D-PA) Marcia Fudge (D-OH) Tim Griffin (R-AR) Michael Grimm (R-NY) Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) Jim Langevin (D-RI) Dan Lipinski (D-IL) Dave Loebsack (D-IA) Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) Doris Matsui (D-CA) Betty McCollum (D-MN) Jim McDermott (D-WA) Mike McIntyre (D-NC) Jerry McNerney (D-CA) Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) Co-Chairs Peter Welch (D-VT) David McKinley (R-WV) Members High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus

10 High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) New Policy Committee Chaired by Jeff Johnson- IFMA Developing Legislative Agenda for 2015 Congress Organizational Members IFMA ASID AIA Performance Based Building Coalition ASHRAE ASTM NAHB USGBC PACE LLP IAPMO AHRI ICC ASE EESI BOMA GBI BCAP Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Harvard Maintenance IALD Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing NECA ITW Malachite LLC AGC NFPA NEMA Kingspan NIBS IES NFRC NACUBO EIMA IMT Passive House Institute Tremco Copper Alliance

11 Participation in Coalitions National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Councils – Consultative Council Published Report on Codes & Standards – Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC) Doug Read chairs – High Performance Buildings Council – National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards (NCGBCS) National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Councils – Consultative Council Published Report on Codes & Standards – Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC) Doug Read chairs – High Performance Buildings Council – National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards (NCGBCS)

12 179D Coalition Alliance to Save Energy Energy Efficiency Coalition Building Energy Codes Group –Coordinating group with the Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) network Green Schools Coalition HVAC&R Industry Coalition 179D Coalition Alliance to Save Energy Energy Efficiency Coalition Building Energy Codes Group –Coordinating group with the Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) network Green Schools Coalition HVAC&R Industry Coalition Participation in Coalitions

13 ASHRAE Issues in Congress Shaheen-Portman/McKinley-Welch (Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act) Energy Efficiency Improvement Act Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Act Energy Efficient Government Technology Act National Defense Authorization Act

14 ASHRAE Issues in Congress Safe Building Code Incentive Act Tax Reform and Extension ESPC Scoring Reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act Appropriations

15 ASHRAE/DOE Fellowship 12 month fellowship program at DOE’s Building Technologies Office in their Building Energy Codes Program Fellow: To be determined 12 month fellowship program at DOE’s Building Technologies Office in their Building Energy Codes Program Fellow: To be determined

16 WISE Internship Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE) Summer Internship in Washington, DC for third year or higher engineering students Explores the nexus of engineering and public policy Lodging and stipend included Logen Johnson is ASHRAE’s 2014 WISE Intern – Electromechanical Engineering Major at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA – Focus Area: Residential energy efficiency Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE) Summer Internship in Washington, DC for third year or higher engineering students Explores the nexus of engineering and public policy Lodging and stipend included Logen Johnson is ASHRAE’s 2014 WISE Intern – Electromechanical Engineering Major at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA – Focus Area: Residential energy efficiency

17 Public Policy Internship New internship in ASHRAE’s Government Affairs Office in Washington, DC Intern works primarily on federal-level issues, and assists state and local issues as needed ASHRAE is currently seeking a new intern – Interested applicants should contact Mark Ames at New internship in ASHRAE’s Government Affairs Office in Washington, DC Intern works primarily on federal-level issues, and assists state and local issues as needed ASHRAE is currently seeking a new intern – Interested applicants should contact Mark Ames at

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19 GGAC Structure Chair First and Second Vice Chairs Communications Coordinator Regional Vice Chairs (RVCs) from all 14 regions – Staggered terms Five RVCs Five Five Chair First and Second Vice Chairs Communications Coordinator Regional Vice Chairs (RVCs) from all 14 regions – Staggered terms Five RVCs Five Five

20 Recent Grassroots Activities Code cycle concerns Master’s-or-equivalent licensure issues Engagement with National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) post-MOU signing Communications – Exploring additional options for engaging chapters – Monitoring state, local and provincial government activities for issues relevant to GGAC Code cycle concerns Master’s-or-equivalent licensure issues Engagement with National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) post-MOU signing Communications – Exploring additional options for engaging chapters – Monitoring state, local and provincial government activities for issues relevant to GGAC

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