The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub has launched building industry stakeholder groups to get critical feedback on our project work and to provide an organizational infrastructure to connect the EEB Hub with the regional marketplace. These groups, called Platforms, will be engaged to review, test, and in some cases pilot EEB Hub content and programs.
Since the beginning of the Hub’s work, member investigator appetite for engagement opportunities with local market actors to understand the sector’s current practices, tools, and readiness to innovate has grown. The stakeholder Platforms are intended to support learning, testing, and deployment of EEB Hub content by creating engagement opportunities. They are essential for Hub success, as they ensure that we are interacting with the market in an effective and organized manner.
If you’d like to become a member of one of the Platforms, we are always accepting applications. We balance membership to provide a good mix of industry representation: professional mix, firm size mix, skill mix. Membership requires the time commitment of to attend between 2-4 half day meetings per year. The four Platforms are:
- Building Owners/Operators/ Occupants
- Retrofit Architectural, Engineering, and Construction Firms
- Retrofit Suppliers
- Retrofit Education & Workforce
The May launch of the Platforms was planned with the goal to gain a better understanding of the customer experience and the most relevant challenges to participating in the energy retrofit market. The EEB Hub will use the meeting’s results to tailor its work moving forward. The feedback will also serve as a highly useful reference going forward to sharpen EEB Hub-wide project agendas. Over the two day kickoff, 125 market actors participated from a diverse group of public and private organizations. The agenda for both of the days separated the participants into four discussion groups focused on different components of the retrofit value chain:
- Retrofit Project Initiation and Financing
- Retrofit Design
- Retrofit Construction
- Retrofit Operations and Maintenance
The full report of the May 1 and 2 Platforms Kickoff is here. In addition, summaries for Owners, Operators and Occupants, Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Retrofit Suppliers, and Education and Workforce Providers are each available.Read More