New Buildings Institute Introduces a Building Decarbonization Model Code

Published by Zondits: Expanding its focus on advanced building energy codes, New Buildings Institute (NBI) has announced the release of a new model code with a focus on decarbonizing the U.S. residential and commercial building stocks. Model codes are intended to be used as templates for developing and adopting new building codes. Advanced model codes are typically adopted as “stretch” or “reach” codes that promote improved energy performance compared to buildings built to mandatory “base” codes. As experience with reach codes is gained, many of the provisions are then adopted as elements of updated base codes.

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