Lessons Learned from Building Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Evaluation Studies

Lessons Learned from Building Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Evaluation Studies

The report reviewed fifty studies of state energy code compliance and enforcement efforts to develop recommendations for focused code enforcement that will be necessary to meet expected Federal code compliance performance goals. The studies and papers reviewed were based on on-site surveys, building department plan reviews, builder and code official interviews, analysis of compliance software results, use of random building samples, and end-use metering. The analysis techniques used to estimate compliance metrics included simple and detailed code measure checklists, and simulation modeling to estimate lost energy savings.