Several municipalities and counties in Northern Nevada recently joined states around the nation by adopting the 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index (ERI) compliance option. The state’s current residential energy code – the 2012 IECC – is still in effect, but has been amended in these locations to include an ERI compliance path and a 2009 IECC thermal envelope backstop.
More regional energy efficiency organizations are examining commercial construction data to gain insights into the commercial construction trends and the economic impact of building energy code adoption and implementation on the construction trends. Raw construction data on permits can help stakeholders understand what kind of impact newer state-level energy code adoption and implementation have on the market and communities at local and state-level.
The first Southwest Energy Codes Conference was recently held for one and a half invigorating days in Denver, Colorado on November 5th and 6th. In the Midwest, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) held their 5th Midwest Building Energy Codes & Benchmarking Conference in Kansas City, Missouri from November 18th to 20th.