High Performance Building Week 2013

Luncheon Briefing: How High Performance Homes Can Save Money, Save Resources and Create Jobs

Friday, May 17, 2013 • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

Voluntary, above code programs are gaining in popularity as a means to construct homes
that use resources more efficiently. The ICC 700 National Green Building Standard
achieves those goals by targeting:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • Resource efficiency
  • Operations/maintenance and building owner education
  • Site/lot design, preparation and development, and
  • Indoor air quality

The ICC 700 focuses on high performance building and housing affordability. Missouri
builder, Matt Belcher, will showcase the latest developments in energy efficient design and
Diana Kinlaw, from developer Balfour Beatty Communities, will highlight military housing
projects which will save government dollars, while guaranteeing high-quality living
standards for military families.

American Society of Landscape Architects Congressional Green Roof Tour & Reception

Thursday, May 16, 2013 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
ASLA Headquarters' Rooftop
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC

High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition Monthly Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2013 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TIA Office
1320 N. Court House Road, Arlington, VA

Local Building Tours

Wednesday, May 15 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Passive House
Bethesda, MD

Consolidated Forensic Laboratory
Washington, DC

Joint Meeting of the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition Policy Committee and Education & Outreach Committee

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • 9:00 - 11:00 am
1828 L Street NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC

High Performance Building Congressional Reception Honoring High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives David McKinley (D-WV-1) and Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

Advancing the Building Industry: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 • 9:30 - 11:00 am
U.S. House of Representatives
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Buildings are a key aspect of the nation’s economy and serve all citizens through the homes they
live in, the schools or workplaces they visit daily, the healthcare facilities that keep them healthy,
and the retail stores that facilitate trade. As required in its authorizing legislation, the National
Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council produces an annual report of findings and
recommendations aimed at improving the built environment. As Congress struggles to balance
numerous priorities, the Consultative Council recommendations reflect deliberations by leaders
from across the buildings industry to improve building performance, implement effective codes
and standards, increase resilience to hazards, and support multidisciplinary research and