National Market Survey for Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals

The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) needs insights from architects, engineers, and design professionals across the country. BCAP is conducting a national market evaluation in 2017  to help better inform efforts to develop effective training for design professionals. Our overall goal is to support strong growth in the design industry for the benefit of architects, engineers, and their clients.  Participants who complete the market survey will be entered to win one of six $100 Amazon g...
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Homebuyer Demand for Energy Codes

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Consumer demand for energy efficiency is a topic energy code advocates need to understand. We want to know the answers to questions like “do consumers believe in conserving energy through increasing energy efficiency in their homes?” and “how much are consumers willing to pay for home improvements for efficiency?” so that we can make a stronger case for our support for energy efficient building codes. Recently, BCAP looked at four major consumer surveys and summarized th...
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More Evidence Debunking The Myth That Buyers Won’t Pay More For Energy Efficiency

This week at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) Excellence in Building conference in St. Louis, Missouri, the U.S. Department of Energy presented 28 builders with “Housing Innovation Awards”, including six builders in the affordable housing category. The builders that accepted the awards didn’t repeat the common builder mantra: “it’s too expensive to build to the next model energy code” and “buyers won’t pay more for home that’s more energy efficient”. Instead, these builders ...
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Omaha Residents Want Better Energy Codes

And 72% Would Pay More For It A new survey found that Omaha residents overwhelmingly favor improved energy efficiency through updated energy codes for new homes and buildings. The study comes at a key time as Omaha’s City Council is set to vote on requiring greater energy efficiency in new homes, allowing homeowners to keep thousands of dollars in reduced energy bills as early as August. The survey found the vast majority of residents - 72 percent - would be willing to pay more for a home ...
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2013 Mayors Resolution Supports Stronger 2015 IECC

By William D. Fay, Executive Director, Energy Efficient Codes Coalition With hard-fought efficiency gains at stake, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) voted unanimously to encourage municipal support for all eligible code officials to attend the ICC’s Final Action Hearings this October in Atlantic City to support continued efficiency gains for America’s model energy code, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The local and state code and other officials voting at the h...
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