Institute scribes Energy Conservation Code language for net-zero buildings

Published by Concrete Products: The New Buildings Institute presents its just-released Building Decarbonization Code as a groundbreaking tool for delivering carbon neutral performance and 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. “Many jurisdictions have aggressive climate-related goals, and over 200 cities have made pledges to achieve 100 percent clean energy or ‘net zero’ emissions,” says NBI Director of Codes Kim Cheslak. “This new code gives them a powerful tool they can use right away.”

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