Voting results on the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are in, and the approved proposals will bring an estimated 10% or more efficiency improvement for both residential and commercial buildings that follow the 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
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
This guide is designed to assist city leadership and their building departments in working together to implement an effective strategy to achieve high levels of energy code compliance for new and renovated buildings.
This fact sheet highlights the benefits of performing a code compliance assessment, as well as describes the four-phases of the assessment methodology for code compliance.
These data collection forms can be used in support of the Assessment Methodology for Code Compliance in Medium to Large Cities guide, and are intended for use by evaluators to gather the appropriate information on energy code compliance.
This guide is a plug-and-play methodology designed for cities to evaluate the process of building practices through the lens of code compliance.
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
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