The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is excited to again promote and participate in the events surrounding national High-Performance Building Week in our nation’s capital. Organized by a coalition of building industry stakeholders that support the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), the annual event seeks to inform and stimulate discussion about the benefits — water/energy conservation, improved safety/environmental quality) — derived from high-performance buildings and practices.
The HPBCCC, a private sector coalition providing guidance and support to the High-Performance Buildings Caucus of the U.S. Congress, will introduce several new policy priorities this week. The 2015 Policy Priorities will serve as a framework for lobbying efforts between the members and Congress.
“This is a very exciting time for the industry,” said Dain Hansen, IAPMO’s vice president of Government Relations and chairman of the High-Performance Buildings Coalition. “While High-Performance Building Week occurs every year, this is the first time the industry has rallied together and identified top policy priorities as a unified voice. As a coalition, we are thrilled to unveil these policy priorities with the Caucus Chairs, Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) later this week.”
IAPMO will host the week’s first event at its offices at 101 Constitution Ave. on Tuesday morning, a High-Performance Building Roundtable and Policy Priority Release. The full schedule of HPBCCC events:
• High Performance Building Roundtable / Policy Priority Release
Tuesday, June 9, 11:30 a.m.
IAPMO Offices, 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Ste. 600 West
• High Performance Building Congressional Reception
Wednesday, June 10, 5 p.m.
2123 Rayburn Building
Reps. McKinley and Welch will be provide remarks
• HPB/NIBS Briefing
Thursday, June 11, 9:30-11 a.m.
Moderated by Henry L. Green, Hon. President, NIBS; Reps. McKinley and Welch will provide welcome
Highlights include a discussion of the 2014 NIBS Report
The High-Performance Buildings Caucus of the U.S. Congress was formed to heighten awareness and inform policymakers about the major impact buildings have on our health, safety and welfare and the opportunities to design, construct and operate high-performance buildings that reflect our concern for these impacts. Fundamental to these concerns include protecting life and property, developing novel building technologies, facilitating and enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness, increasing energy efficiency in the built-environment, assuring buildings have minimal climate change impacts and are able to respond to changes in the environment, and supporting the development of private sector standards, codes and guidelines that address these concerns.
A full list of events (and any last-minute changes) for High-Performance Building Week can be found here.