Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronyms and Abbreviations used in the ACE Toolkits
Acronym/Abbreviation Full Phrase
ACEEE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
AIA American Institute of Architects
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ARRA America Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASHRAE formerly referred to as American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
BCAP Building Codes Assistance Project
BCC Building Code Council
BECP Building Energy Codes Program
BIM building information modeling
BTO U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office (formerly known as the Building Technologies Program (BTP))
Btu British thermal units
CEC California Energy Commission
CSI Construction Specifications Institute
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
EISA Energy Investment and Security Act of 2007
GBI Green Building Initiative
HERS Home Energy Rating System
HVAC heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
ICC International Code Council
IECC International Energy Conservation Code
IES Illuminating Engineering Society
IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
IgCC International Green Construction Code
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
MEEA Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
NAHB National Association of Home Builders
NBI New Buildings Institute
NEEA Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
NEEP Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
NFRC National Fenestration Rating Council
OCEAN Online Code Environment and Advocacy Network
PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
RECA Responsible Energy Codes Alliance
RESNET Residential Energy Services Network
SEEA Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
SEO State Energy Office
SHGC solar heat gain coefficient
SWEEP Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
SWH service water heating
USGBC U.S. Green Building Council
WBDG Whole Building Design Guide