In response to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) request for consortia to advise the department on high-performance building issues, ASHRAE led the formation of the High-Performance Commercial Green Building Partnership (HPCGBP). This Consortium brings together leading organizations from all aspects of the building community to provide guidance and technical leadership on key sustainability issues to the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program.
As the voice of the lighting controls industry, the Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that it has joined the Partnership.
The partnership intends to be recognized as a “Partnership Consortium” by the Department of Energy as requested in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Section 421. Section 421 is part of the formation of the Net-Zero Commercial Building Initiative which is intended to develop a research, development, and deployment strategy toward achieving net zero energy commercial buildings.