The Green Mechanical Council announced that is has joined the High-Performance Buildings Caucus Coalition.
The caucus is a private-sector coalition providing guidance
and support to Congress’ High-Performance Buildings Caucus.
The coalition will work with the caucus to promote and showcase best practices
in building design and focus on issues reflecting all aspects of high-performance
buildings, including accessibility, aesthetics, cost-effectiveness,
functionality, historic preservation, productivity, safety and security, and
The caucus was formed to heighten awareness
and inform policymakers about the major impact buildings have on health, safety
and welfare and the opportunities to design, construct and operate
The Green Mechanical Council
said that its fundamental concerns include protecting life and property,
developing novel building technologies, facilitating and enhancing U.S.
economic competitiveness, increasing energy efficiency in the
built-environment, ensuring 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
For more information about the caucus,
Green Mechanical Council joins performance caucus
September 1, 2008