Code Council Energy Programs Director appointed to ASRAC
Michelle Britt, director of energy programs for the International Code Council was selected to serve on the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC). Established by the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program to further improve the Department of Energy’s process of establishing energy efficiency standards for certain appliances and commercial equipment, the committee was created as a discretionary advisory committee.
Composed of committee members who are experts in their respective fields, the committee aims to provide advice and recommendations related to the development of minimum efficiency standards for appliances and equipment; development of product test procedures; certification and enforcement of standards; labeling for various appliances and equipment; and specific issues of concern to the Energy Department as requested by the Secretary of Energy, the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the Building Technologies Office.
“We are extremely excited about Michelle’s appointment to the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “A very talented professional, her expertise and knowledge concerning energy efficiency will greatly increase the committee’s capabilities and will enhance our ability to support our members and advance our building safety mission.”
Britt has more than 15 years of experience working with energy codes and building energy performance nationally and in the Pacific Islands. She was a partner with Britt/Makela Group serving national, state and local governments, industry, and nonprofits, including the Code Council. Previously, she was a senior research scientist with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a master’s degree in architecture.