Since 2009, Leidos has established an integrated, innovative and trusted business management approach for CBECS
for numerous survey cycles.
Work on a new edition of CBECS
is currently underway and, barring any unforeseen significant funding reductions, is expected to be released in 2014.
In response to this uncertainty, ASHRAE sent a letter to EIA encouraging the agency to allocate funds to CBECS
to allow progress to continue on the Survey, regardless of Congress' ultimate funding decisions.
For the 2011 survey, EIA developed new methods, but with the survey grounded, the most recent CBECS data comes from 2003.
As of late June, the CBECS program remained suspended.
A formal request for comments will soon appear in the Federal Register, however, interested individuals and groups are encouraged to email Joelle Michaels, CBECS
survey manager (Joelle.
The CBECS was first conducted in 1979; the eighth, and most recent survey, was conducted in 2003.
A coalition of stakeholders (including the IES) sent a letter to several high-ranking Congressional members to explain the need for continued CBECS support.
Buildings: How will the CBECS information affect how Buildings subscribers operate their buildings?
Michaels: CBECS data are used by policy decision-makers at the federal, state, and local government levels as input for developing standards and codes for buildings.
CBECS is a national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.
ASHRAE is helping lead a coalition of supporters to encourage Congress to provide funding that would enable work on the 2011 CBECS to be resumed.