Outcome-Based Energy Codes for Existing Buildings, Seattle Model Energy Code Project

Report / May 16, 2011 / Codes And Policy, Deep Energy Retrofits

The Preservation Green Lab (PGL), the City of Seattle, and the New Buildings Institute (NBI) are collaborating on a new energy code framework for existing and historic buildings that will pair accountability for actual performance outcomes with flexibility in how building owners conduct their energy retrofits. The pilot project in Seattle will be a national model for future building energy regulatory frameworks. This report provides a snapshot of the work in progress as of March 2011, and will be updated as this work develops further.

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The Preservation Green Lab (PGL), the City of Seattle, and the New Buildings Institute (NBI) are collaborating on a new energy code framework for existing and historic buildings that will pair accountability for actual performance outcomes with flexibility in how building owners conduct their energy retrofits. The pilot project in Seattle will be a national model for future building energy regulatory frameworks. This report provides a snapshot of the work in progress as of March 2011, and will be updated as this work develops further.