What Have We Done Lately?

BCAP asked the National Energy Codes Collaborative:
What have we done in 2014?

Approval for DOE National Energy Codes Conference in Nashville, TN



  • ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 (final)
  • 2015 IECC (preliminary)
  • HUD 2009 (preliminary


Compliance Initiatives

  • Circuit Rider in Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
  • Utility programs in Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Rhode Island
  • Collaboratives in Minnesota, Oklahoma
  • Baseline studies in Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio
  • Code success books in Arkansas, Delaware, Oklahoma, NEEP states, Texas
  • Rating/disclosure programs in cities of Cambridge, Chicago, Columbus
  • Code training funding in Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Utah
  • Gap Analysis and Compliance Planning Assistance efforts in Ohio, Minnesota
  • Field studies on residential codes using the new method centered on energy metrics
  • New version of REScheck; over 350,000 projects evaluated using REScheck and COMcheck in 2014
  • Publication of a report on RESNET HERS index values that are equivalent to compliance with the 2012 and 2015 IECC

ECAP Expansion

  • 25 new ambassadors in SPEER’s program (Texas and Oklahoma), 12 ambassadors in 2014
  • Outreach programs continue work in Oklahoma


Outreach Partnerships

  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Realtors (NEEP)
  • DTE Energy and Consumers Energy (MI)
  • Omaha Public Power District (NE)
  • Louisville Gas and Electric (KY)
  • Georgia Power and Georgia Professional Standards Commission (SEEA)


Construction Trends Review

Nebraska, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest


Code Adoptions

  • Commercial: Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, Vermont, Virginia
  • Residential: Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Vermont, Virginia
  • Stretch/Green Codes: District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Local Adoptions: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming; 65 jurisdictions in Texas with 5 million population cities adopted higher-than-state code


Click here to view a graphic of the collaboratives’ 2014 activities.