Northern Nevada Welcomes a New Compliance Path

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. This path requires an ERI score of 63 or below, about 12% less efficient than the score of 51 required for complianc...
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Taking a Closer Look at Commercial Construction Data

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 provide valuable information especially when paired with volume and accuracy. Permit data helps understand the state of both current and future market. It helps understand what kind of impact newer state-level ene...
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SWEEP And MEEA Wrap Up Their Regional Conferences

The first Southwest Energy Codes Conference was recently held for one and a half invigorating days in Denver, Colorado on November 5th and 6th. Hosted by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), this was the first regional energy codes conference held in the SWEEP states. The goal of this event was to bring representatives from each state together to discuss wide-ranging topics related to energy codes. Presenters came from national organizations, regional utilities, HERS providers, energ...
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