BCAP’s technical staff provide a wide range of services to encourage energy code adoption, improve compliance, and increase understanding of the latest energy code provisions. Some of these services include:
Incremental Cost Analysis Project
One of the major barriers to energy code adoption is the concern that the cost of upgrading homes to comply with the latest model energy code would be prohibitive. To address this issue for policymakers and the building community, BCAP completed a nationwide incremental cost analysis (as well as on demand studies for states and cities). Each report and accompanying handout provides a clear, conservative estimate of the added upfront construction costs, the monthly energy bill savings, and long-term homeowner profit from the energy code upgrade specific to each state and city studied.
Compliance and Enforcement Research
BCAP helps states and municipalities plan for compliance with newly adopted codes. Assistance often includes on-site research and support, stakeholder input and collaboration, and the publication of gap analysis reports, actionable strategic compliance plans, and training needs assessments.
Training Development and Execution
The BCAP team is also a developer of customized training materials for code officials and construction professionals and delivers training on site. Our training can provide attendees with continuing education units the International Code Council (ICC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA).
As experts on the energy codes and their applications, BCAP has the ability to make codes easier to understand for construction professionals and consumers alike. BCAP creates guides, reports, and other materials that illustrate elements of the energy code and why compliance is so important.
Building Industry Support
BCAP staff is available to industry professionals and code officials as a resource for energy code assistance. Our research is made public on OCEAN, and we’re available by email or phone to answer questions. Please contact BCAP Project Manager Paul Karrer for more information.