Five recommendations for Government Voting Representatives participating in the 2021 IECC vote.
Stronger energy codes and more widespread code compliance can help change the tide on energy affordability.
Here are some of the other key proposals IMT will be watching closely as we move through the rest of the 2021 Energy Code development cycle.
Top 5 energy efficiency code proposals in May 2019
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) sets the minimum energy efficiency standards for commercial and residential buildings. No matter what town or city you are in, it likely enforces a version of the IECC—most cities and states adopt the IECC as is, or a version that is based on the code. This means updates to … Continued
The number, frequency, and intensity of disasters affecting U.S. cities is growing. From floods and fires to sub-zero cold snaps and extreme heat, it seems like every week we are provided with another example of why communities need more tools to ensure they are more resilient, prepared for weather-related disruptions, and can quickly recover. The … Continued
Alabama has the second highest electricity prices in the nation. Better compliance with modern energy codes can help ease the burden on homeowners and provide a level playing field for local builders. Image: Unsplash.com The average residential electricity bill in Alabama is $145 per month, the second highest average in the nation behind South Carolina. … Continued
Last month in Austin, Texas, where the LEDs at night are big and bright, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the 2018 National Energy Codes Conference. Over the course of three days and twenty sessions, more than 230 attendees uncovered the current state of building energy codes and offered new ideas, tools, modifications, and … Continued