This sun belt city is already a shining star in the world of renewable energy. Here are five reasons this trend is likely to continue.
Download the paper as a pdf or browse sections below. Contents Executive Summary Introduction Where Are We Now? Energy Code Compliance Approaches Energy Modeling: From Concept to Code Compliance Barriers and Opportunities The Role of Architects in Supporting the Energy Code Meeting Demands of the Profession Future Endeavors Appendix A: BCAP Survey of Design Professionals […]
Arizona | Colorado | DC | Florida | Idaho | Kansas | Maryland | Missouri | New Hampshire | North Dakota | Rhode Island | South Dakota | Texas | Washington | Wyoming According to the International Code Council (ICC), the IgCC is currently in use or adopted in 14 states and the District of […]
Today, the Alliance to Save Energy and the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition announced the release of a landmark calculator that state air quality offices can utilize to estimate the carbon emission savings from state adoption and enforcement of the most recent building energy codes. The most recent 2012 and 2015 versions of the International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) have boosted the efficiency of new home and commercial building construction by 38% and 28%, respectively, over 2006 requirements.
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2011 – The Alliance to Save Energy today hailed a newly-released model building energy code upgrade that will improve energy use in commercial and residential buildings in the United States by as much as 30%. The landmark 30% improvement for new and renovated residential buildings is included in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which also would increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings by about 25% when compared to the 2006 version of the code.