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.
Top 5 energy efficiency code proposals in May 2019
IMT’s Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership puts a spotlight on the top five reasons for landlords to install submeters, as well as successful submetering programs being implemented by real estate companies, and insights from leading energy solution providers.
Meeting global climate challenges will require every tool we have. Energy efficiency is many packed into one. Image: Unsplash.com From more frequent and intense natural disasters to growing electricity demand and costs, climate-related challenges are on the rise for everyone. Meeting these extraordinary challenges head-on requires an all-hands-on-deck effort to transform our energy future and … Continued
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
IMT and the U.S Department of Energy’s Better Buildings have developed this resource guide on rooftop unit (RTU) best practices for retail leases. This document provides lease clauses to facilitate RTU efficiency in retail leases for both retail tenants and commercial real estate landlords. This document recommends insertion of clause language into standard commercial leases … Continued
IMT, the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA), and the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing introduce the Roof and Wall Thermal Design Guide: Applying the Prescriptive Insulation Standards of the 2015 I-Codes. This non-proprietary I-Codes Design Guide provides building designers helpful information regarding the prescriptive thermal value tables in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code … Continued
IMT and the Britt/Makela Group (BMG), with support from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), have developed a guide to help those with Simple Buildings comply with the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Though the goal of the guide is to make the energy code more accessible for anyone who is interested, the target … 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
IMT provides several brochures explaining how the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) applies to additions, alterations, renovations, and repairs to buildings. Both commercial and residential buildings are covered, as are special focus areas: Commercial Lighting, Residential HVAC, and Residential Insulation & Air Leakage, and Commercial Roofing. We encourage builders and building officials to download and … Continued