Code Council ushers new voices into building energy efficiency dialog

Published by Concrete Products: A new International Code Council framework will assist governments and building industry stakeholders in meeting energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Code Council Board of Directors, which consists of 18 government officials who were elected by their peers, adopted the framework, “Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency: A Path Forward on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a Changing Climate.” It includes using the ICC’s American National Standards Institute approved standards process to update the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). New Buildings Institute presents its just-released Building Decarbonization Code as a groundbreaking tool aiming to deliver carbon neutral performance and serving as a 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) overlay. NBI aims to help states and cities working to mitigate carbon resulting from energy use in the built environment, which accounts for 39 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. It also offers market insight into rules that will determine how new buildings are designed and constructed.

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