Compliance Collaboratives

There is an emerging best practice in building energy codes: the state Energy Code Compliance Collaborative. A compliance collaborative is a forum for experts from diverse stakeholder groups impacted by energy codes to work together toward common interests and goals.

An Energy Code Compliance Collaborative can:

  • Assist states that are struggling with declining budgets, resources, and staff by assembling a team of local experts;
  • Provide a forum for improving relations between diverse stakeholders affected by energy codes as they listen and learn about each others’ concerns;
  • Support states in implementing a plan to achieve full compliance with energy codes.

Interested in forming a collaborative in your state? Contact BCAP.



Colorado Energy Code Compliance Collaborative

Primary Contacts

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Christine Brinker
Phone: (720) 939-8333

Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)
Rick Hanger
Phone: (303) 386-4656

Colorado Energy Office
Zach Owens
Phone: (303) 866-3279

Participating Members

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
ASHRAE regional chapter
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
City of Golden
Colorado Appraisal Institute
Colorado Chapter of the ICC
Colorado Code Consulting
Colorado Counties, Inc (CCI)

Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)
Colorado Energy Office (CEO)
Colorado Home Builders Association
Colorado Municipal League
Colorado Springs
Eric Berman
Fort Collins Light and Power
Energy Efficient Business Coalition

Jefferson County
Pikes Peak Regional Building Department
Rocky Mountain Climate Organization
Southwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (SWEEP)
Town of Parker
Treading Lightly
U.S. Green Building Council
Xcel Energy


Primary Contact

Division of Energy and Climate – State of Delaware
Rob Underwood

Participating Members

ABC Delaware
Bestfield Homes, LLC
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
City of Newark
DE Dept of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC)

Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE)
J.S. Hovnanian & Sons
Kent County Inspection and Enforcement
Nason Construction

Northeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
Schell Brothers
Sussex County Inspections and Enforcement
Sussex Technical High School


Primary Contact

Northwest Energy Efficiency (NEEA)
Ken Baker
Phone: (208) 861-5736


Participating Members

21st Century Computing
Altenergy Inc.
Bittercreek/Red Feather
Blue Lightning, LLC
Boise Sustainable Living Community
Conservation Voters for Idaho
Creative Energies
E-Newables, LLC
EV Idaho
Gem State Community Development

GreenWorks Idaho
HydroGen Energy
Idaho Community Action Network
Idaho Conservation League
Idaho Energy Education Project
Idaho Rivers United
Idaho Wildlife Federation
Modus Architecture
Northwest Energy Coalition
Ralston Group Properties
Renewable Energy NW

Renewable Northwest Project
Sierra Club
Simply LEDs, LLC
Site Based Energy
Small Footprint Energy
Snake River Alliance
Studio F3
Sustainable Community Connections of Idaho
Western Energy
Woodings Group Public Relations


Kentucky Energy Codes Training Schedule 2016
Kentucky Residential Energy Code Improvement Study

This collaborative was formed as a part of the ongoing DOE residential project. Please check back soon for updates to this section.



Minnesota Energy Code Compliance Collaborative

Article: Code Compliance Collaborative leads Minnesota to more efficient buildings July 27, 2016

Primary Contacts

Fresh Energy
Ben Rabe

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
Alison Lindburg

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
Isaac Elnecave

Participating Members

Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
Building Knowledge
Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
City of St. Paul

The Energy Conservatory
Fresh Energy
Kinzler Construction Services

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
Neighborhood Energy Connection
Red Door Energy Auditing


Mission and Purporse

The Nebraska Energy Code Compliance Collaborative (NECCC) was created in March 2013 to support achievement of the goal of full compliance with building energy codes that meet or exceed the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (2009 IECC) by 2017.

The mission of the Nebraska Energy Code Compliance Collaborative is to:

  • Facilitate statewide compliance with the Nebraska Energy Code, and local energy codes, through a collaborative effort of stakeholders;
  • Coordinate actions and policies affecting energy code compliance;
  • Identify and prioritize steps needed to achieve full compliance with building energy codes; and
  • Serve as a reliable source of information on energy code compliance.

We strive to ensure that municipalities, builders, designers, lenders, appraisers, consumers, policymakers, and other stakeholders have the knowledge and tools they need to evaluate and assign value to building energy efficiency and energy code compliance.

Article: Nebraska Energy Code Compliance Collaborative: A Case Study On An Emerging Best Practice

Primary Contacts

Nebraska Energy Office
John “Jack” Osterman

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
Chris Burgess
Phone: (312) 784-7261



Participating Members

Advance Design and Construction
AIA-Nebraska Chapter
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Associated General Contractors (AGC) – Nebraska Building Chapter
Britt/Makela Group
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA)
Christensen Lumber
City of Grand Island
City of Hastings
City of Holdredge
City of Lincoln
City of North Platte
City of Omaha
Greater Omaha Building Professionals
Health and Human Services Committee

Home Builders Association of Lincoln
Institute of Real Estate Management-NE
Kearney Area Builders Association
Legislative Aide-Sen. Murante’s Office
Lifetime Home Services
Lincoln Electric System (LES)
Lincoln Heating and Air Conditioning Association
Loup Power District
Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA)
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
Morrissey Engineering
NE Association of County Officials
NE Chamber of Commerce
NE Green Builders
NE League of Municipalities
NE State Senator
Nebraska Code Officials Association

Nebraska Energy Office (NEO)
Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP)
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD)
Nebraska Rural Electric Association
Nebraska State Home Builders Association
Norfolk Area Homebuilders
Omaha Home Energy Analysis and Testing
Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
Retired Code Officials
Royal Homes
Southern Power District
T.C. Enck Builders Inc.
University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska Kearney
Urban Affairs Committee at Nebraska Legislature


Primary Contact

Southwest Energy Efficiency Partnership
Jim Meyers
Phone: (303) 974-7243

Nevada Energy Office
Kelly Thomas

Quarterly Calls

Participating Members

Associated General Contractors
Builders Association of Northern Nevada
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
Carson City
City of Elko Building Department
City of Henderson Code Department
City of Las Vegas Building Department
City of Reno Building Department
Clark County
Clean Energy Project
EnergyFit Nevada (formerly HomeFree Nevada)

NAIOP Southern Nevada
Nevada Association of Counties
Nevada Association of Mortgage Professionals
Nevada Association of Realtors
Nevada Bureau of Consumer Protection
Nevada Energy
Nevada League of Cities
Nevada Office of Attorney
Nevada Real Estate Division
Nevada State Office of Energy
Sierra Club

Southern Nevada Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Southern Nevada Home Builders Association
Southwest Energy Efficiency Partnership (SWEEP)
Southwest Gas
State Public Works Board
University of Nevada
US Green Building Council, NV Chapter
Washoe County
White Pine County

New Hampshire

Primary Contact

Bow NH Building and Code Enforcement Department
Bruce Buttrick

Michael Loughlin

GDS Associates
Autumn Curilla
Phone: (603) 656-0336


Participating Members

Advertising Works
American Institute of Architects, NH Chapter
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
Cargill Construction
City of Keene
Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH)
Consumers Union
GDS Associates, Inc.

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of NH (NHRANH)
KW Commercial
Navigant Consulting
NH Association of Realtors (Keller Williams)
NH Building Code Review Board (NHBCRB)
NH Dept. of Environmental Services
NH Office of Energy and Planning

NH Public Utilities Commission
NH Residential Energy Performance Assoc. (REPA)
NH State Fire Marshal’s Office/Dept. of Safety
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP)
PSNH (utility)
Town of Bedford
US Green Building Council, NH Chapter (USGBC-NH)


Please check back soon for updates to this section.


The Pennsylvania Energy Code Compliance Collaborative was created in September 2013 to support achievement of the goal of full compliance with building energy codes that meet or exceed the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (2009 IECC) by 2017. Since then, the PA Code Collaborative has created the following four subcommittees: Utility Outreach, Municipal Outreach, Design/Contractor/Owner Engagement, and Public Engagement.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Energy Code Compliance Collaborative is to:

  • Assist PA in measuring and achieving full compliance with the 2009 Codes as required by Pennsylvania’s ARRA commitment;
  • Develop ways to educate consumers and incentivize energy efficiency; and
  • Create an ongoing forum for collaborative discussion on energy code adoption, compliance and enforcement issues.

Primary Contact

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP)
Darren Port


Participating Members

American Chemistry Council
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
City of Philadelphia
Code Organizations of PA
Cozen O’Connor

Delaware Valley Green Building Council
General Builders and Contractors Association
International Code Council (ICC)
Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
National Fire Sprinkler Association
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP)

PA Governors Green Government Council
Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors



SPEER Program Page
State Energy Conservation Office Program Page

Primary Contacts

Southwest Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER)
Chris Herbert

State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
Alison Nathan
Phone: (512) 463-3868


Participating Members

Austin Energy
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
Building Officials Association of Texas
Capital Area Council of Governments
City of Carrollton
Environment Texas
Environmental Defense Fund

Public Citizen
Ray Tonjes Builder Inc
Sierra Club
Southwest Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER)
State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory
Texas Association of Builders

Texas Chapter of the International Code Council (ICC)
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Texas Home Energy Raters Organization (HERO)
Texas Municipal League
US Green Building Council – Balcones Chapter


Primary Contact

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP)
Darren Port


The Vermont collaborative is currently on hiatus. Please check back soon for more information.