Mar 22nd 1-2pm (PDT) WHPA Codes & Standards (C&S) Committee Launch Meeting

03/22/2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PT


Online - Other


Online Teleconference
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3-22-18 Launch Meeting Slides
3-22-18 Launch Meeting Agenda

Per Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis with Williams/Phoenix and Lindsey Hawes with CSE), the intention of this launch meeting of the WHPA Codes & Standards (C&S) Committee is to introduce the WHPA C&S goal/strategies approved by the WHPA Board, and then solicit input from the participant group regarding the desired approach toward achieving the C&S goal and for pursuing its strategies. This first meeting is envisioned as a re-acquaintance and level-setting more than anything else. The Committee's deliverable implementation plan will be solidified after this initial meeting.

We look forward to receiving your meeting registration prior to the online event and to your joining us for the WHPA Codes & Standards Committee Launch Meeting on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT. (Access information will be emailed with confirmation of your meeting registration.)

Advanced registration is required for this meeting, which has open participation for focused input on aligning industry needs to WHPA's C&S goal. However, to be accepted to the C&S roster for active participation in Committee activities thereafter, participants must be registered WHPA members in good standing. If you are not already a member but are ready to take advantage of the opportunities WHPA has to offer, submit an online application at:

Questions? Contact WHPA Staff by email: or by phone: 951-244-6400.

General Meeting Protocol Reminders

  • Come to meetings prepared for discussion.
  • Adhere to the WHPA Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policies.
  • Disclose any potential conflicts of interest at the start of each meeting.
  • Identify yourself prior to speaking, clarifying the organization on whose behalf you are speaking, or if you are making a personal comment.
  • Mute yourself when not speaking. (*6 will take you on and off mute.)

WHPA Codes & Standards Launch Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to Order/Opening Comments – Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis – Williams/Phoenix & Lindsey Hawes - CSE) – 10 min
  2. WHPA Codes & Standards Goal/Strategies Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis – Williams/Phoenix & Lindsey Hawes - CSE) – 45 min
    1. Overview
    2. Facilitated Discussion: “Desired Approach(es) to Achieving the WHPA C&S Goal and Pursuing the Goal Strategies”
  3. Closing Comments and Next Steps Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis – Williams/Phoenix & Lindsey Hawes - CSE) – 5 min
    1. Committee Participation Expectations
    2. Monthly Recurring Schedule: 3rd Fridays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time
  4. Adjournment by 2:00pm PDT Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis – Williams/Phoenix & Lindsey Hawes - CSE)

WHPA Codes & Standards Goal/Strategies

C&S GOAL: Work collaboratively with industry stakeholders and regulators to inform and influence adoption of proposed codes and standards changes relating to the HVACR industry.

STRATEGY 1: Provide stakeholder insight, perspective, and feedback on relevant guidelines, regulations, and legislation.

STRATEGY 2: Inform the CEC via the Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) process to develop and vet code change proposals as part of the T24 and T20 adoption process to draft Standards that are enforceable, not just cost effective.

STRATEGY 3: Work with the CEC to develop a process for combining all codes and standards references related to Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES) into a common database with appropriate cross referencing for access by stakeholders.

STRATEGY 4: Work with appropriate stakeholders to determine codes and standards compliance barriers and gaps and make recommendations.

STRATEGY 5: Work with regulators and stakeholders to understand and document the role of permitting and the needs of building departments.

STRATEGY 6: Provide peer exchange, input, and counsel on market transformation, environmental quality, and sustainability goals as they relate to Codes and Standards processes/activities.

To learn more about how the Western HVAC Performance Alliance Inc. (WHPA) helps to transform the HVACR marketplace for consumer benefit by educating and facilitating communication and action among a wide set of market actors to inform present and future HVACR energy efficiency initiatives, regulatory and legislative policies through workforce education & training, emerging technologies, and industry-vetted HVACR strategies and programs, visit WHPA’s website at:

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