New Energy Code Is More Robust and Flexible than Previous Versions

Published by Engineering News-Record: The new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), expected to be ready for adoption later this year, provides both residential and commercial builders more flexibility in making their projects more energy efficient and for the first time includes provisions related to electric vehicles, as well as optional paths to reach net zero energy consumption.

Ralph DiNola, CEO of New Buildings Institute, said in a statement that the new proposals show that “cities and states, which are voting on the IECC, want advanced energy efficiency. We are encouraged by the progress and especially the adopted zero energy appendices that allow jurisdictions to go even further than what the IECC calls for in residential and commercial projects.”

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