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.
See our companion fact sheets:
Building Energy Code Compliance: A Low-Cost Tool to Boost Jobs, Cut Pollution, and Advance Energy Independence
Utilities and Building Energy Codes: Air Quality and Energy Savings Opportunities