Building Codes Advocates Meeting Presentations


Impacts of Model Building Energy Codes
Analysis of the current model codes and their prospective impacts from 2010 through 2040.

Impacts of Model Building Energy Codes

DOE Residential and Commercial Compliance Studies
Overview of the ongoing residential compliance project, and introduction of the new commercial compliance project.

DOE Commercial Building Compliance FOA

Update on Single-Family Residential Field Studies

Energy Code Compliance Collaboratives
Representatives from state code collaboratives share insights into how this program serves as an important component of improved compliance and timely adoption of updates.

Colorado Energy Code Compliance Collaborative (handout)

Idaho Energy Code Collaborative

Nebraska Codes Compliance Collaborative

For more information, please visit BCAP’s Compliance Collaboratives portal.

Congressional Update


Transformation to Zero
Solving the climate crisis through zero-net energy buildings, communities, and codes.

Transformation to Zero

Passive House as the Future
Zero-net energy residential and commercial buildings are transforming the design and construction industries.

Passive House 101

2018 IECC Outreach Campaign
The Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC) – along with IMT, NASEO, ACEEE, and others – conducted a year-long education and advocacy initiative geared toward improving efficiency of the next version of the IECC.

Putting the IECC on a Glide Path of Steady Gains

Development of a Multifamily Energy Code
Program solutions to the many complications that arise because multifamily is the only building type that has split regulation between the residential and commercial energy codes.

Realignment of the IECC (and program baselines) for Multifamily Buildings

What Does the Future Hold for RESNET?
HERS ratings are becoming a new means of showing energy code compliance. How might this impact the development of the RESNET program and organization?

RESNET and the International Energy Conservation Code

Solar PV: Balancing EE and RE
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a national effort to drive down the costs associated with solar electricity and support solar adoption. Speakers will address the ongoing efforts to achieve this goal and how this work complements the work to improve and advance energy codes.

Energy Codes and Solar: Moving Forward Together

U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative: Overview and Mission

Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP)

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA)
The CNCA aims to address what it will take for leading international cities to achieve deep emissions reductions and how they can work together to meet their respective goals more efficiently and effectively.


Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies for Building System Efficiency: Code Issues and Opportunities

Energy Storage Safety and Building Energy Codes

Third Party Code Enforcement
The pending depletion of the code enforcement workforce challenges municipalities to consider new reliable methofs for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Third Party Code Enforcement

City of Chicago Registered Energy Professional Program

Regional Roundup
What were the successes and lessons from 2016? Case studies on legislative activity and training from around the country.



Highlights from state and local adoption campaigns
What were the big successes and lessons from 2015? Case studies from around the country.

Minnesota Energy Codes 2015

NC Building and Energy Code Plans for 2016

How is the ERI being implemented?
What are the impacts of the introduction on PV trade-offs on ERI scores, the number of homes built with PV? How are code advocates and homebuilders responding? What will be proposed for adoption in the IECC or state/local codes to change how renewables are treated?

Four Key Elements of the ERI and Why They Matter

The IECC, ERI and PV

Comparative Approach to Code Compliance Studies

Residential Energy Code Field Study

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011

Clean Power Plan
Ensuring efficiency and the role of building codes in state plans. What’s in EPA’s final Clean Power Plan and what can code advocates do to help states include codes in the state plans?

NASEO Perspective on Energy Efficiency, Codes and the CPP

Building Energy Codes in the Clean Power Plan

2018 IECC code proposals
What are the other code proposals being prepared?

DOE Draft Proposals for the 2018 IECC