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$810 Million Funding Needed to Achieve 90% Compliance With Building Energy Codes

$810 Million Funding Needed to Achieve 90% Compliance With Building Energy Codes Download PDF
Publication Date: 2010 Author: Cliff Majersik, Sarah Stellberg Program Area:Codes

Building energy codes are one of the nation's most effective means of reducing energy costs and cutting pollution, but widespread noncompliance weakens these savings. An analysis by an IMT-led task force of experts reveals an annual spending need of $810 million for compliance initiatives at all levels of government, including training, outreach, implementation, and enforcement. Spending would yield a benefit-cost ratio of 6:1 and average annual energy savings ramping up to over $10 billion by 2040.

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