Charter of the Western HVAC Performance Alliance

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Last Updated: June 10, 2016

 

1. Vision

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People in all California buildings—whether homes, offices, schools, hospitals or other facilities—will enjoy cool, pleasing, productive temperatures during the heat of summer and a warm environment during the cold winter months.

HVAC products and services will help safeguard California’s energy resources through the expert application of high-quality technologies, equipment, installation and maintenance.

Blackouts and strains on the energy grid will be rare, as energy efficiency and energy planning has reduced the stresses of peak load energy demands. HVAC companies, the energy management industry, and utilities will be esteemed by consumers and society for the quality and value of their services while maintaining a sustainable business model.

2. Mission

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The Western HVAC Performance Alliance is a collaboration of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), energy efficiency, facility management, and utility industries and government formed to:

  1. Maximize the many benefits of cooling, heating, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency services to consumers.
  2. Minimize the use of gas and electricity.
  3. Benefit the individuals and organizations that ably deliver the above to consumers and society.

Through this collaboration, the residential and small commercial HVAC market will be transformed and will ensure that technology, equipment; installation and maintenance are of the highest quality to promote energy efficiency and peak load reduction.

 

3. Goals

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3.1 Overarching Goals

  • Assist California utilities, policymakers and other stakeholders to implement, assess, prioritize, build consensus around, and continuously improve the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (CEESP).
  • Craft and continuously evolve an “HVAC Road Map” (Action Plan) that identifies specific actions, milestones, schedules, and metrics for measuring progress on the near-term, mid-term, and long-term goals articulated in the CEESP.
  • Provide counsel to and take input from California’s investor owned utilities (IOUs), efficiency program designers, implementers, and evaluators for the purpose of curbing energy waste.
  • Serve as a credible, reliable, influential, and effective resource for the broad based community of stakeholders who have joined forces to transform the HVAC marketplace.

3.2 HVAC Efficiency Program Goals

  • Through effective communication and collaboration, utilize expert knowledge and connections to amplify the impact of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs administered by the IOUs, publicly owned utilities (POUs), local governments and other “third party implementers.”
  • Propose plans to advance statewide HVAC efficiency program approaches without discouraging or stifling locally targeted product or process innovation.
  • Continuously review the design and implementation of programs being administered in support of the CEESP and propose new program ideas.
  • Recommend qualifications and guidelines for HVAC program implementers, trainers and educators who are to receive IOU funding.

3.3 HVAC Industry Goals

  • Recommend strategies to transform the residential and small commercial HVAC market so that technology, equipment, installation and maintenance are of the highest quality in order to achieve energy efficiency and peak load reduction in California’s climate.
  • Resolve the many disparate interests within the HVAC market by working both individually and collectively on HVAC energy efficiency in California and the nation at large.
  • Take a leadership role to advocate for reducing of inefficient energy use due to improperly installed, operated, serviced, and maintained unitary HVAC systems and other HVAC systems serving the residential and small commercial markets.
  • Leverage industry expert knowledge and connections to promote awareness among HVAC industry personnel as to the impact their products, services and labor have on energy use—both good and bad—and the significant business and occupational opportunities that exist for those who use their knowledge and skills to bring about efficiency.
  • Pose tactics to make the HVAC industry—and HVAC energy efficiency—more attractive to future HVAC workers, and establish outreach programs in support thereof.

3.4 Communication Goals

  • Cultivate dialogue and closer working relationships within all segments of the HVAC market, creating a forum for open dialog among what have historically been disparate interests often working against or independent of one another.
  • Solicit and summarize opinions on issues relevant to ratepayer-funded programs, as a means of improving the effectiveness of these programs and assisting IOU Program Managers.
  • Seek out, document, and deploy information about best practices in HVAC installation and maintenance, business practice, engineering education, training, certifications, code enforcement, distribution, and manufacturing, such that this knowledge is shared within all facets of the market to support energy efficiency goals.
  • Generate dialogue and closer working relationships among market actors who also promote HVAC efficiency by being bidirectional and transparent, both influencing and being influenced by other stakeholder groups.
  • Take guidance from and provide guidance to regulators and others engaged in market assessment, evaluation, measurement and verification about the potential for and actual results of HVAC energy efficiency programs.

3.5 Consumer Outreach Goals

  • Encourage WHPA Members to promote energy efficiency in marketing and sales efforts whenever possible by creating new programs, supporting existing programs, and measuring the success of such promotional efforts.
  • Provide feedback about market conditions and suggest approaches for creating desire among residential and non-residential consumers through individual and collective marketing, communications and sales efforts for efficient HVAC equipment, and high-quality installation, service and maintenance.
  • Encourage HVAC industry participation in marketing, communications and sales efforts with statewide branding focused on HVAC issues such as quality installation, quality maintenance, installer/technician certification, and contractor accreditation.
  • Assist in identifying feedback mechanisms for residential and non-residential consumers who directly or indirectly participate in ratepayer-funded HVAC programs and/or adopt high quality, high efficiency HVAC products and services.

3.6 Technology Development Goals

  • Identify needed emerging energy efficiency technologies and provide insight, guidance and prioritization to such technologies that become identified for development or commercialization in HVAC Program Implementation Plans (PIPs).
  • Envision tools and technologies that would help transform the HVAC market and seek their development in both public and private research laboratories.
  • Assist with the field testing of commercially viable tools, equipment and processes, and report results.
  • Effectively communicate the value and benefit of adopting proven but still emerging HVAC tools and technologies through HVAC industry channels such as associations and the trade press.
 

4. Performance Alliance Membership

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The Western HVAC Performance Alliance consists primarily of high-level HVAC industry stakeholders—such as manufacturers, distributors, contractors, associations, organized labor and influential end users/customers/consumers—that are committed to advancing the work of the Performance Alliance. Membership and also includes other key market actors, such as the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), California’s IOUs and POUs, researchers, and the federal government.

A Member Emeritus Category exists to provide eligibility for continued participation in the WHPA for WHPA registrants who, in general, are retiring from a WHPA member organization and who wish to continue active engagement in the WHPA. This is a non-voting membership.

Below are the criteria for Member Emeritus Category:

  • Individuals who have been registrants of WHPA member organizations, and who are viewed to have provided significant contributions to the WHPA;
  • Emeritus status will be applied for by the individual, and is to be approved for that individual by majority vote of a quorum of the Executive Committee

The organizations that comprise the Performance Alliance have been willing to donate the time and expenses required for their representatives to participate in Performance Alliance meetings and activities. This significant in-kind contribution evidences the spirit of community and common purpose that is key to making the Performance Alliance effective.

Only individuals who are Registrants, and who are therefore in a WHPA Member organization (or in the Member Emeritus Category) are eligible to participate in any WHPA entity, including but not limited to Committees and Working Group, in a member capacity, whether a voting or a non-voting member. Non-members may participate only as invited guests, under the guidelines for invited guests.

 

5. Nomenclature

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  1. An organization is the WHPA “Member”, with the exception of “Member Emeritus” category, which is at the individual level.
  2. An individual who is part of a WHPA Member organization and who has completed the WHPA registration process is a WHPA “Registrant.”
  3. A “Body” is a WHPA organizational entity. At present, the WHPA is organized into four kinds of serving bodies: the Executive Committee (EC), Council of Advisors (COA), Committees, and Working Groups.
  4. The term “Industry Member” is used broadly to reflect stakeholders with an interest in HVAC efficiency. This includes the HVAC industry, energy efficiency industry, and facility managers, but not the IOUs, CPUC, or CEC.
  5. “Permanent” EC and COA Members are IOUs, CPUC, and CEC.
  6. A “Guest” at any meeting has a non-member and non-voting status.
  7. A "proxy" vote has the same status as a vote by the voting member; however certain governance principals apply which are defined in Section 6.
  8. An "email vote" has the same status as a vote at an in-person meeting or by conference call; however certain unique governance principals apply which are defined in Section 6.
 

6. General Governance Principles

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  1. Membership privileges – Membership is at an organization level, with the exception of “Member Emeritus” category as noted in Sections 4 and 5.
  2. Member organizations agree to support the vision, mission, goals and governance of the WHPA.
  3. Membership category – The Member organization identifies its own recommended Membership category (Industry Stakeholder category) at the time the initial Membership application is completed. The Executive Committee has the right to change that category at its sole discretion during the Executive Committee review and vote for acceptance of the Membership application.
  4. Quorum Rule – A quorum (50% plus one person) of the total eligible voters of a body is required for a vote to be valid; a quorum for an in-person meeting or a conference call is determined by the number of people present; a quorum for an email vote is determined by the number of responses received back (regardless of vote or abstention).
  5. Supermajority Rule – A 60% minimum of those present (in person, conference call, email or represented by proxy) and voting Aye or Nay is required for a motion to pass.
  6. Email vote:
    1. An email vote may be initiated by any of the following authorized members of a body: Chair, Vice Chair, or Co-Chair, or by the WHPA staff person supporting that body.
    2. The period of an email vote shall not be less than two business days; the length of time for a vote is determined by the authorized party setting the email vote, In the event that a quorum and/or a supermajority is not received during the voting period. The voting period may be extended once for a period of at least two business days in the event that the vote is incomplete due to the lack of either a quorum and/or a supermajority.
    3. Information shall be sent with the email vote to provide information to help inform the vote, such as is provided for an in-person vote or a conference call vote.
  7. Proxy vote:
    1. A voting member may assign his/her proxy to either 1) a registered WHPA individual from that voting member’s organization or 2) another member organization with voting rights for that same body.
    2. A proxy is valid as voted by the person holding the proxy.
    3. A proxy may be assigned for a single vote, a single meeting, or as a “standing” proxy for such times as the voting member is absent when a vote is taken.
      1. Where there is a “standing” proxy, such proxy shall be recorded in the meeting notes and be readily accessible for consultation by the Committee Chair or other authorized person during a vote.
    4. A voting member may not vote more than one proxy per vote, in addition to his/her own vote.
    5. A voting member may assign both a “primary” proxy, who has the first right to vote a proxy, and an “alternate” proxy, where the primary person is not available or is already holding and voting a proxy.
    6. As an alternate to a proxy given by one voting member to another voting member, where the issue to be voted on is known in advance that voting member may give their explicit vote (aye, nay, abstain) on an issue to the administrative person supporting the meeting.
  8. WHPA Membership and individual registration is required to hold the Chair of any WHPA body - EC, COA, Committee, Working Group.
  9. Voting eligibility for any WHPA body – EC, COA, Committee, Working Group – requires:
    1. The organization is a Member.
    2. The individual voter has completed the registration process, including agreement to abide by the Code of Conduct.
    3. The individual was registered with the WHPA for at least one meeting prior to the meeting when he/she votes.
  10. All Committee/Working Group deliverables (white papers, other documents) shall (ultimately or directly, depending on circumstance) be submitted to the WHPA Executive Committee, moving up through the sponsoring body. One or more of the following actions shall be taken by the EC, with the vote recorded for each voting member:
    1. Adopt the motion to "approve" the deliverable (with or without changes). This is the only action of the EC for which the deliverable receives the WHPA brand and is considered a WHPA-sanctioned deliverable. Once approved, the word "DRAFT" shall be removed from the document and it shall be relabeled, adding the subtitle "A WHPA report." The "WHPA Work Product Summary" shall be updated to reflect the EC vote, attached to and made an introduction to the report, and then posted in the "WHPA Work Product" section of the WHPA website.
    2. Hold for future consideration by the Executive Committee.
    3. Return to the body from which the report was received.
  11. Violation of the Code of Conduct by a Registrant is grounds for immediate withdrawal of Registrant status and removal from WHPA. Lesser penalties are at the sole discretion of the EC Co-Chairs. Removal of a Registrant does not necessarily result in removal of the Member organization.
  12. All WHPA positions are held by the Member organization, not by the individual filling a position. The Member has the right to substitute individuals in any WHPA role at its discretion; however, the individual must be a Registrant of the WHPA for that Member organization.
  13. A Guest at any meeting may be asked to leave at any time by request of the meeting Chair or Co-Chair.
  14. At the time a Committee is formed, either Co-Chair of the EC shall present a description of the committee’s proposed objectives, deliverables, and any schedules.
 

7. Governance and Policy (see following table)

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7.       GOVERNANCE AND POLICY



Executive Committee

Council of Advisors

Committees

Working Groups

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Body Objectives

  • Work effort shall relate to 1 or more of the 4 Strategic Goals
  • Oversight of WHPA
  • Policy and governance (including Charter) of WHPA
  • Responsible for WHPA brand
  • Tactical and operational leadership
  • Primary voice of WHPA to outside bodies and individuals
  • Ensure IOU participation in Committees (IOU liaison)
  • Annual review of activities and results to ensure WHPA is on track to meet its strategic objectives
  • Annual planning to set short-term direction for the WHPA
  • Review Committee and Working Group deliverables

  • Provide strategic guidance for the WHPA, focused on the CEESP and the HVAC Action Plan, and based on subject matter expertise within the WHPA
  • Commission Working Groups which produce deliverables that inform the HVAC Action Plan
  • Monitor and report progress /transformation in IOUs, in industry, in policy bodies
  • Recruit new eligible organizations into the COA and encourage participation

  • Produce  deliverables
  • Work effort shall relate to 1 or more of the 4 Strategic Goals
  • Committee goals tend to be mid- and long-term, broadly based
  • Leverage member composition of Subject Matter Experts (HVAC, facility, energy efficiency)



  • Oriented to produce a deliverable in response to a request or requirement
  • Work effort shall relate to 1 or more of the 4 Strategic Goals
  • Usually addresses a focused  task  of limited duration
  • Leverage member composition of Subject Matter Experts (HVAC, facility, energy efficiency)

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Authorized Activities

  • Receive all work products from WHPA bodies and take action as itemized elsewhere
  • Form Working Groups that report to the EC
  • Create (and terminate) all Committees and approve/remove Committee Chairs
  • Focal point to receive information requests to the WHPA from IOUs, CPUC, and other entities
  • Modifications to WHPA Charter
  • Develop and modify policies
  • Necessary operational actions
  • Vote on matters before them

  • Develop deliverables and report findings to EC
  • Form Working Groups as needed to address specific short-term issues in support of COA objectives and supervise through completion of Working Group activity
  • Provide pool of eligible candidates for EC (“Industry”)
  • Vote on matters before them

  • Develop deliverables and report findings to EC, supporting deliverables through final disposition
  • Form Working Groups to  produce deliverables
  • Vote on matters before them

  • Develop deliverables and report findings to the body that formed the Working Group (Committee, COA or EC) and support deliverables throughout WHPA structure
  • Vote on matters before them

3

Body Formation/ Modification

  • EC is authorized by Charter; modified by Charter
  • EC has authority to form Committees and Working Groups by Quorum and Supermajority vote of full body

  • Authorized by Charter; modified by Charter
  • COA has authority to form Working Groups by Quorum and Supermajority vote of full body

  • Committees can only be formed by vote of the Executive Committee
  • Committees have authority to form Working Groups by Quorum and Supermajority vote of the full body
  • No authority to form subcommittees      

  • Working Groups can be formed by Quorum and Supermajority vote of the full body of the EC, the COA, or a Committee
  • Working Groups do not have the authority to form other Working Groups or other bodies

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Body Composition

  • 6 Permanent EC members: 4 IOUs;  1 CPUC; 1 CEC
  • 1 − Chair of the COA (a voting member)
  • 7 COA members in any of these categories:
  1. Organizations with Members
  2. Certifying Bodies
  1. Publicly Owned Utilities

  • 10 Permanent COA members: 2 each from 4 CA IOUs – SCE, PG&E, SoCalGas, SDG&E; 1 CPUC; 1 CEC
  • Unlimited number of COA members from any of these categories, provided they are a Member of the WHPA and
  1. Organization with Members, or
  2. Certifying Body, or
  3. Publicly Owned Utility

  • Eligibility restricted to Registrants of WHPA Members
  • Minimum of 3 WHPA membership  categories required for a Committee
  • Only Registrants may be a member of a Committee, whether in a voting or non-voting capacity

  • Eligibility restricted to Registrants of WHPA Members
  • No minimum of WHPA membership categories unless specified by Chair appointing the Working Group
  • Only Registrants may be a member of a Working Group, whether in a voting or non-voting capacity

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How Participants are Selected

Industry Members are each self-nominated; selected for EC by Industry members of the COA using Quorum and Supermajority rules; secret ballot permitted if so determined by Co-Chair

COA Members are self-nominated and automatically become part of the COA if they meet criteria (see Governance and example)

Committee Chair selects from Registrants of WHPA Members

Working Group Chair selects from Registrants of WHPA Members

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Condition of Participation by Registrants

Support the vision, mission, goals, and governance of  the WHPA and the  WHPA Code of Conduct

Support the vision, mission, goals, and governance of  the WHPA and the WHPA Code of Conduct

Support the vision, mission, goals, and governance of  the WHPA and the  WHPA Code of Conduct

Support the vision, mission, goals, and governance of  the WHPA and the WHPA Code of Conduct

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Length of Term
  • No term limits for Permanent EC members
  • 2-year term for Industry Members; length of term may be modified on a one-time basis by majority vote of a quorum of the Executive Committee
  • Industry Members have no term limits (may immediately run again)

Term never ends unless Member organization resigns or is separated through separation process

None

N/A

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Chair Selection

  • Co-Chairs; 1 selected from IOUs by IOU Members of the EC, and 1 selected from Industry by Industry Members of the EC
  • Selection  of the Co-Chair may be by any means determined by the selecting body

  • Chair and Vice Chair, elected by all COA members
  • Permanent Members (IOU, CPUC, CEC) cannot hold the Chair position
  • Quorum and Supermajority of all eligible voters

  • Committee Chair or Co-Chairs are selected by nomination by either  Co-Chair of the EC and confirming vote by Quorum and Supermajority vote of the full EC
  • The Chair of the Committee may select a Vice Chair without a vote

Working Group  Chair or Co-Chairs are selected by nomination by  the Chair or either  Co-Chair of the sponsoring body (the COA, EC, or Committee)  and then confirming vote by Quorum and Supermajority vote of the full body
The Chair of the Working Group may select a Vice Chair without a vote

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Chair, Co-Chair, Vice Chair Term

  • 2 years
  • Length of term may be modified on a one-time basis by majority vote of a quorum of the Executive Committee
  • May immediately hold position again

  • 2 years
  • Chair and Vice Chair may run for immediate reelection

Until Chair resigns or is replaced by appointment of  EC Co-Chairs

Until completion of project, except as directed by Chair of sponsoring body

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Role of Chair, Co-Chair, Vice Chair

Responsible for leadership in meeting the Objectives of the Executive Committee

  • Chair is responsible for leadership in meeting the Objectives of the COA
  • Vice Chair is responsible for supporting the Chair in leadership duties and providing leadership in membership, including soliciting new members from eligible WHPA Members and potential Members

  • Chair or Co-Chair are responsible for leadership in meeting the Objectives of the Committee
  •   Vice Chair is an optional position to support the Chair in duties as running meetings in absence of Chair, but without the powers of the Chair

  • Chair or Co-Chair are responsible for leadership in meeting the Objectives of the Working Group
  • Vice Chair is an optional position to support the Chair in duties as running meetings in absence of Chair, but without the powers of the Chair

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Total Authorized Voting Members

  • All EC members have voting rights
  • 14 total members: 6 “Permanent” and 8 “Industry” members including COA Chair
  • Quorum is 8; Supermajority is 9

No limit to number of Industry Voting Members.  All COA Members have voting rights including Chair

Size of membership determined by Chair of the Committee, with minimum of 3 industry categories

Size of membership determined by Chair of the Committee

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Eligibility to Vote (Member Level)

All EC Members

All COA Members

  • Registrant of any WHPA Member organization except for Emeritus members, who are not eligible to vote
  • Invited to be a voting member of Committee by the Chair
  • Only 1 voting member per Member organization on a Committee

  • Registrant of any WHPA Member organization except for Emeritus members, who are not eligible to vote
  • Invited to be a voting member of Working Group by the Chair
  • Only 1 voting member per Member organization on a Working Group

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Voting Mechanics

  • Consensus decision making is encouraged
  • Preferred voting method is a voice vote during the meeting
  • Email vote is allowed
  • Quorum and Supermajority rules

  • Consensus decision making is encouraged
  • Preferred voting method is a voice vote during the meeting
  • Email vote is allowed
  • Quorum and Supermajority rules

  • Consensus decision making is encouraged
  • Preferred voting method is a voice vote during the meeting
  • Email vote is allowed
  • Quorum and Supermajority rules

  • Consensus decision making is encouraged
  • Preferred voting method is a voice vote during the meeting
  • Email vote is allowed
  • Quorum and Supermajority rules

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Recording of Votes

All votes shall be recorded in written minutes, including list of aye, nay, or abstention, or by each voting member

All votes shall be recorded in written minutes, including list of aye, nay, or abstention vote for each voting member

All votes shall be recorded in written minutes, including list of aye, nay, or abstention vote for by each voting member

All votes shall be recorded in written minutes, including list of aye, nay, or abstention vote for  each voting member

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Guests

Guests  are permitted for open meetings with approval of either Co-Chair

Guests  are permitted for open meetings with approval of Chair or Vice Chair

Guests  are permitted for open meetings with approval of Chair

Guests  are permitted for open meetings with approval of Chair

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Meeting Frequency

Monthly unless otherwise agreed by Co-Chair

Quarterly unless otherwise decided by Chair

As needed; minimum set by Committee Chair

As needed; minimum set by Working Group Chair

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Open/Closed Meetings

All meetings are closed, unless declared open by Supermajority vote or by agreement of both Co-Chairs, and must be done in advance of the meeting

All meetings are closed, unless declared open by Supermajority vote or by the Chair, and must be done in advance of the meeting

All meetings are closed, unless declared open by Supermajority vote or by the Chair, and must be done in advance of the meeting

All meetings are closed, unless declared open by Supermajority vote or by the Chair, and must be done in advance of the meeting

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Grounds for Registrant Separation from Body Participation

Violation of WHPA Code of Conduct; separation due to lack of attendance at discretion of Chair; guideline is absence from 3 or more of past 6 EC meetings

Violation of WHPA Code of Conduct; separation due to lack of attendance at discretion of Chair; guideline is absence  from 2 of past 4 COA meetings

Violation of WHPA Code of Conduct; separation due to lack of attendance at discretion of Chair; guideline is absence  from 3 of past 6 Committee meetings

Violation of WHPA Code of Conduct; separation due to lack of attendance at discretion of Chair; guideline is absence  from 2 of past 3 WG meetings

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Grounds for Separation of Chair, a Co-Chair, or Vice Chair

For cause, as determined by Governance Committee or Working Group of the EC formed for such purpose

For cause, as determined by both Co-Chairs of Executive Committee

For cause, as determined by both  Co-Chairs of Executive Committee

For cause, as determined by Chair or Co-Chairs of  the sponsoring body of the WG

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Grounds for Member  or Registrant Separation from Body Participation

Material opposition to the vision, mission, goals, and governance of  the WHPA or violation of WHPA Code of Conduct

Material opposition to the vision, mission, goals, and governance of  the WHPA or violation of WHPA Code of Conduct

Material opposition to the vision, mission, goals, and governance of  the WHPA or violation of WHPA Code of Conduct

Material opposition to the vision, mission, goals, and governance of  the WHPA or violation of WHPA Code of Conduct

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Process for Member Separation from Body Participation

Supermajority of EC Members present;  quorum required

Supermajority of COA Members present; quorum required

Committee Chair recommends; approval by both EC Co-Chairs

Working Group Chair recommends; approval by Chair or Co-Chairs of the authorizing body

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Process for Registrant Separation from Body Participation  (Member Organization is not Separated)

Supermajority of EC Members present; quorum required

Supermajority of COA Members present; quorum required

Decision of Committee Chair with written agreement of both EC Co-Chairs

Decision of Working Group Chair with written agreement of Chair or Co-Chairs of the authorizing body

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Treatment of Work in Progress

All draft documents, including those posted on the WHPA website, shall not be quoted, referenced, or attributed to the WHPA prior to acceptance by  the EC

All draft documents, including those posted on the WHPA website shall not be quoted, referenced, or attributed to the WHPA prior to acceptance by  the EC

All draft documents, including those posted on the WHPA website shall not be quoted, referenced, or attributed to the WHPA prior to acceptance by  the EC

All draft documents, including those posted on the WHPA website, shall not be quoted, referenced, or attributed to the WHPA prior to acceptance by  the EC

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Approval Process by an Originating Body to Submit  a Document for Approval

Final approval for any and all documents developed within the WHPA

COA approves all documents approved by Working Groups formed by the COA; upon COA approval the WG document is submitted to the EC

Committee documents must be approved first by the Committee, then by the EC

Working Group documents must be approved first by WG, then the sponsoring body (EC or COA), and then by the EC

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Process for Submission

EC schedules on the EC agenda a review and vote by EC members of all documents

COA Chair requests time on EC agenda

Committee Chair requests time on EC agenda

Working Group Chair requests time on agenda of sponsoring body

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Acceptance of a Document or Work Paper

Consensus preferred, but can be submitted based on Supermajority of those voting members present, with Quorum Rule

Consensus preferred, but can be submitted based on Supermajority of those voting members present, with Quorum Rule

Consensus preferred, but can be submitted based on Supermajority of those voting members present, with Quorum Rule

Consensus preferred, but can be submitted based on Supermajority of those voting members present, with Quorum Rule

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IOU Liaisons to Committees and Working Groups

IOU Liaisons may be called upon by either EC Co-Chair to participate in EC meetings

IOU Liaisons may be called upon by the COA Chair or Vice Chair to participate in COA meetings

  • Every Committee shall have at least 1 IOU Liaison
  • The role is to provide bi-directional communications between the IOUs and the Committee, including providing information about IOU programs and receiving industry input

  • Every Working Group may have at least 1 IOU Liaison
  • The role is to provide bi-directional communications between the IOUs and the Committee, including providing information about IOU programs and receiving industry input
 

8. Communications

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The Performance Alliance shall prepare, follow, and periodically update a Communications Plan to ensure effective and efficient communication between industry sectors, Performance Alliance Members, utilities and industry representatives, different utility program managers, and Performance Alliance administrators and Members.

APPENDICES

APPENDIX I.Organization Chart and Leaders of the WHPA

Note: The Organization Chart is updated more frequently than the Charter.



APPENDIX II. Council of Advisors Membership

This provides specific examples by membership category of organizations eligible for membership in the COA. BOLD organization names reflect COA Members as of June 1, 2015. Unbolded organization names are examples of organizations that could apply for WHPA membership and, upon acceptance, would be eligible to join the COA.

 Council of Advisors
 Membership Category
(Groups Only)
 # of Eligible
Orgs
Eligible Organizations
California Investor Owned Utility
4
PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric); SCE (Southern California Edison);
SDG&E (San Diego Gas & Electric); SoCalGas (Southern California Gas)

- two seats each
California Public Utilities Commission
1
CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission)
Certifying Body
5
BPI (Building Performance Institute); HVAC Excellence;
NATE (North American Technical Excellence)
; RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network); UA STAR
Codes & Standards Official (Association or Jurisdiction)
3
CALBO (California Building Officials); IAPMO (International Association
of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials)
; ICC (International Code Council)
Contractor Association 6
ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America); ACTA (Air Conditioning
Trade Association); Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA); IHACI
(Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries); MCAA/MSCA
(Mechanical Contractors Association of America/Mechanical Service Contractors Association of America); PHCC (Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
Association); SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors'
National Association)

Distributor Association 1
HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International)
Educator, Trainer 3
California Community Colleges; NCI (National Comfort Institute); RSES
(Refrigeration Service Engineers Society)
Energy Efficiency Association 1
California Energy Efficiency Industry Council
Engineering Society
1
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning
Engineers)

Government (Other than CPUC)
4
CEC (California Energy Commission); CSLB (Contractors State License
Board); US EPA/Energy Star; US DOE (US Department of Energy)
HVAC Manufacturer Association 1
AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute)
Organized Labor 3
JCEEP (Joint Committee on Energy & Environmental Policy); SMART (Sheet
Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation); UA (United Association Union of Plumbers,
Fitters, Welders, and HVAC Service Techs)

Other Stakeholder 1
TBD
Owner, Facility, or Property Management Association
7
APPA (Assocation of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges);
BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association International); ICSC
(International Council of Shopping Centers)
; IFMA (International Facility
Management Association); IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management); PRSM
(Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association); RFMA (Restaurant Facility
Management Association)
Publicly Owned Utility 2
LADWP (Los Angeles Department of Water & Power); SMUD (Sacramento
Municipal Utility District)

Third Party Quality Assurance 4
Building Commissioning Association; CalCERTS; California Commissioning
Collaborative
; US Energy Raters Association
Total Eligible COA Organizations 48
 
Total Current COA Organizations 26
 
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