The first Southwest Energy Codes Conference was recently held for one and a half invigorating days in Denver, Colorado on November 5th and 6th. Hosted by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), this was the first regional energy codes conference held in the SWEEP states. The goal of this event was to bring representatives from each state together to discuss wide-ranging topics related to energy codes. Presenters came from national organizations, regional utilities, HERS providers, ener...More
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Nebraska Energy Code Compliance Collaborative: A Case Study On An Emerging Best Practice
by Paul Karrer In the wake of the Great Recession in 2009, Congress passed the Recovery Act to stimulate the national economy. Within that legislation, a pot of $3.1 billion in expanded State Energy Program (SEP) funding was linked to commitments from states to update their building energy codes and to develop plans to achieve greater rates of compliance by 2017. By January 2014, BCAP projects that about two of every three U.S. states will have implemented building energy codes that meet or ex...More
Compliance Collaboratives Convene To Share Lessons Learned
On August 22, BCAP hosted an information sharing webinar on an emerging best practice in building energy codes: state Energy Code Compliance Collaboratives. A compliance collaborative is a forum for experts from diverse stakeholder groups impacted by energy codes to come together to work toward common interests and goals. The collaborative is a long-term, multi-year initiative to assist its state in implementing a plan to achieve full compliance with energy codes. The webinar featured progress ...More
2012 Winners Of The Excellence In Energy Code Compliance Award
On October 22, 2012, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) recognized the inaugural winners of the Excellence in Energy Code Compliance Award at the International Code Council’s Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. This new award program honors state and local jurisdictions that have raised compliance with energy codes using smart, cost-effective strategies. Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Energy Code Complia...More