Building codes make our cities and communities more resilient and make buildings more comfortable, productive, and safer for those working and living in these spaces. IMT works with local governments to improve residential and commercial code compliance that results in increased energy savings and more efficient buildings across the country. Interested in IMT’s codes work? Scroll through our blogs and resources below to see how IMT has been collaborating with local and regional organizations to improve buildings codes and code compliance.

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Getting Up to Code: What You Need to Know Before Voting On the 2021 IECC

The building energy code is an important tool that states, counties, and cities have to meet their climate and energy goals. As government leaders take more ambitious steps to reduce carbon emissions and provide healthier and more affordable places for people to live and work, it is critical to improve the code that sets minimum … Continued

IMT Launches Energy Code Compliance Study in Arizona and Utah

Across the Unites States, high utility bills are costing homeowners a significant portion of their monthly incomes. According to the most recent EIA Residential Energy Consumption Survey, about one in five households reported reducing or forgoing basic necessities like food and medicine to pay an energy bill. Stronger energy codes and more widespread code compliance … Continued

Key 2021 Energy Code Amendments to Watch for in October

In my previous post, I shared the top commercial energy code proposals introduced in May at the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2019 Committee Action Hearings that represent big wins for building efficiency proponents. Below are key energy proposals that did not make it through but may resurface in October. In addition to the work in favor … Continued

The Energy Code Voting Process Has Begun. Is Your City Ready? 

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