The City Energy Project methodology is designed to assist medium to large cities in identifying residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas that each jurisdiction should focus on in order to improve their compliance rates. The methodology provides an informal energy code compliance rate that is not intended to be … Continued
Establishing a Plan to Achieve Energy Code Compliance in Cities, a new resource developed by the City Energy Project, helps guide U.S. city leadership and their building department leadership in working together to implement an effective strategy to achieve high levels of energy code compliance for new and renovated buildings. The document introduces factors responsible … Continued
Together, the Leading Builders of America–which represents 20 of the nation’s largest builders accounting for 40 percent of the new single-family homes market–the Institute for Market Transformation, the Britt/Makela Group and the Natural Resources Defense Council have proposed a change to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that would result in significant energy savings, … Continued
Rating the energy performance of buildings is an emerging policy tool in both the United States and China. Although rating policies and practices between the two countries differ in terms of approach, structure, administration and support, the goal of encouraging greater energy efficiency and fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector is shared. This … Continued
IMT, NRDC, and USGBC together submitted general and detailed comments and suggestions regarding the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Building Energy Asset Labeling Program White Paper, "An MPG Rating for Commercial Buildings: Establishing a Building Energy Asset Labeling Program in Massachusetts." To view them, download the PDF.