April 26th 1-2pm (PDT) WHPA Codes & Standards (C&S) Committee Meeting

04/26/2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PT


Online - Other


Online Teleconference
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Reference Documents

Public reference documents will be posted as they are available.

Meeting Summary

Per Co-Chair (Ruth Ann Davis with Williams/Phoenix and Lindsey Hawes with CSE) request, the second meeting of the WHPA Codes & Standards (C&S) Committee has been pushed back a week to accommodate spring holidays. The intent of this meeting is to finish review of the WHPA C&S goal/strategies and then solicit input from the participant group regarding the desired approach toward achieving the C&S goal and for pursuing its strategies with the content enabling finalization of a deliverable implementation plan, decision on any needed working groups, and meeting frequencies.

We look forward to receiving your meeting registration prior to the online event and to your joining us for the WHPA Codes & Standards Committee Meeting on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT. (Access information will be provided with your registration confirmation email.)

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 once the deliverable implementation plan has been developed, participants must be registered WHPA members in good standing. If you are not already a member but want to be part of this Committee, submit an online application at: http://whpa-inc.org/member_join.html.

Questions? Contact WHPA Staff by email: registrations@whpa-inc.org 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 Committee 2nd Meeting Agenda
1) Call to Order/Opening Comments – Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis – Williams/Phoenix & Lindsey Hawes - CSE) – 5 min

2) WHPA Codes & Standards Goal/Strategies – Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis – Williams/Phoenix & Lindsey Hawes - CSE) – 10 min

a) Overview beginning at Strategy #6

3) Desired Approach(es) to Achieving the WHPA C&S Goal and Pursuing the Goal Strategies – Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis – Williams/Phoenix & Lindsey Hawes - CSE) – 40 min

a) Priority Strategies & Approaches
b) Working Group(s)
c) Meeting Frequencies

4) Closing Comments and Next Steps – Co-Chairs (Ruth Ann Davis – Williams/Phoenix & Lindsey Hawes - CSE) – 5 min

a) Committee Participation Expectations
b) Monthly Recurring Schedule: 3rd Fridays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time

5) 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.

Western HVAC Performance Alliance Inc. (WHPA), a California Public Benefit Nonprofit Corporation operating as a [501(c)3 status pending] public charity, is a neutral voice for the HVACR industry providing, conducting and promoting research and education  focused on energy efficiency, environmental quality, and sustainability. To learn more about how 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: http://whpa-inc.org.

If you are not already a member but are ready to take advantage of the opportunities WHPA has to offer go to: http://whpa-inc.org/member_join.html.

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