The Energy Coalition (TEC) has signed a letter of intent to join the Buildings Action Coalition (BAC) in partnership with the Enniscorthy Forum, other coalition members, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to support and advance the principles of high performance in buildings and the built environment. Craig Perkins, President and Executive Director of TEC, and Barbara-Anne Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Enniscorthy Forum, signed the letter of intent on the occasion of the first ministerial summit of the Enniscorthy Forum.
Craig Perkins noted “The Energy Coalition was founded in 1975 to change the way people think about and use energy.  The work we do is very well aligned with the vision and objectives of the Buildings Action Coalition. The memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme that has just been signed is unleashing a powerful set of projects and activities to deliver tangible results and raise the performance of buildings and the built environment at global scale quickly. The program involves a strong emphasis on training at all levels, and the high-performance buildings principles that the BAC is disseminating and deploying mirror the efforts we have been making for many years. We are pleased to sign this Letter of Intent to join forces with the BAC to offer our help in changing the built environment across the globe and to learn from experiences and examples elsewhere.”
Barbara-Anne Murphy observed that “We look forward to welcoming The Energy Coalition to the Buildings Action Coalition. We have a significant programme underway including outreach, research, academic studies, standards development, strategy development, construction projects, and education and training schemes. We also plan to mobilise resources and disseminate knowledge, experience and best practices to transition towards high performance buildings.  Given their track record in all of these areas, The Energy Coalition will have important role to play in this initiative.”
TEC supports communities developing long-range energy strategies to build shared social, environmental and economic benefits. The group designs tailored policies and standards that steer communities towards sustainable energy futures and helps clients both identify and access innovative funding solutions and remove financial barriers to deploy smart energy strategies. TEC helps cities, counties, school districts, water agencies, and special districts identify and implement energy efficiency projects, transforming their energy use and generating much-needed capital. TEC designs and administers environmental education programs and is the provider of award-winning programs in California that educate and inspire next generation change-agents. TEC collaborates with local, state and federal stakeholder groups to develop leading edge standards and tools for policy development, implementation and analysis.