Aug 23rd 1-2pm (PDT) WHPA Codes & Standards (C&S) Committee Meeting

08/23/2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PT


Online - Other


Online Teleconference
See Registration Confirmation Email


Reference Documents

Public reference documents will be posted as they are available.


Meeting Summary

As previously agreed under the direction of its Chair (Randy Young, SMW 104), the next WHPA Codes & Standards (C&S) Committee meeting is scheduled a week later than the usual recurring 3rd Friday of each month. The meeting will focus on initial deliverable development. 

We look forward to receiving your meeting registration prior to the online teleconference and to your joining us for the WHPA Codes & Standards Committee Meeting on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT. (Access information will be provided with your registration confirmation email.)

This meeting has open participation for focused input on aligning industry needs to WHPA's C&S goal and vetting from a broad array of stakeholder perspectives. However, voting rights and organization name recognition on final work products is granted only to registered WHPA members in good standing. If you haven't done so already, to become a member organization with full voting rights, complete WHPA's member registration form 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 Committee Meeting Agenda for August 23, 2019 (expected)

1) Call to Order/Opening Comments – Chair (Randy Young, SMW104) – 5 min


2) Initial Deliverables Development – Chair (Randy Young, SMW104) – 50 min

  1. Historical WHPA Literature Review & Recommended Starting Enforcement Solutions Discussion Deliverable (for November 19th WHPA Annual In-Person Meeting)
  2. Other

4) Closing Comments and Next Steps – Chair (Randy Young, SMW104) – 5 min

  1. Next Meeting: September 20th from 1-2pm PDT

5) Adjournment by 2:00pm PDT – Chair (Randy Young, SMW104)


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.

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