DOE Awards $3.7 Million to Spur Investment in Commercial Energy Code Compliance

The Building Technologies Office has selected three projects to receive a total of $3.7 million to study the effects of improving the implementation of commercial building energy codes. New Buildings Institure is responsible for one of these projects. NBI will provide cities with a repeatable protocol for benchmarking and systematically evaluating the impacts of codes and policies on municipal building portfolio performance. This project will advance city energy efficiency programs across the country by developing a framework that combines methods for collecting relevant city data with an open source technical toolkit that will help cities prioritize which buildings to invest in first.

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