See How Local Building Codes Can Update Their Energy Requirements to be More Performance-Oriented, and How FMs May Need to Help Prove Compliance

Published in FMLink: A number of cities and states across the United States have begun to recognize that the current code-based mechanisms in place do not provide the means to help them achieve their energy performance goals for buildings, according to the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). Codes largely focus on design requirements for a limited number of building characteristics, but do not require verification that the design results in actual, measurable energy savings, says the Institute. That is why the NIBS and NBI developed Implementing an Outcome-Based Compliance Path in Energy Codes: Guidance for Cities, released this week.

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