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BCAP offers a number of useful tools to support state and local governments, advocates, industry, and inspection professionals, and other stakeholders.
Incremental Cost Analysis

BCAP challenges construction cost as a barrier to energy code adoption with a quantitative analysis of the incremental cost of upgrading to the 2012 IECC.

Please also see our 2009 IECC analysis.

Adoption Maps

BCAP has created a series of maps to provide a national snapshot of building energy code adoption and implementation status. These commercial and residential maps are intended to keep stakeholders up-to-date.

Policy Action Toolkit

Assistance for state and local governments to adopt or update energy codes and above-code programs through policy guidance and sample legislation. This toolkit includes a summary of the current model codes, strategies for communicating with various stakeholders, and the variation of energy code policies and adoption methods from state to state.

Local Implementation Kit

Your state has adopted a new energy code. Now what? This page provides a step-by-step overview to implementation of a new state code at the local level with helpful links and resources. A new or updated energy code can be a large undertaking, and proper implementation at the jurisdictional level is crucial to realizing the potential energy cost and emissions reductions.

Code Builder

These revamped pages are designed to explain how each material component of the energy code fits into the overall organization of a home or building. Click on either of the items below to learn how these component work, both individually and together, to make our built environment more energy efficient.

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This page was last modified on: March 23, 2017