This Year’s Model: Key Standard Advances

Published by Commercial Property Executive: One of the most influential documents for energy practices is on track for its next upgrade. The International Energy Conservation Code, widely used by public agencies as a model for building performance, has been received approval from state and local government representatives, paving the way for adoption stakeholders. This article includes NBI’s director of codes Eric Makela and associate director Kim Cheslak.

The IECC will produce projects approximately 10 percent more efficient than those built under the 2018 version, estimates Eric Makela, director of codes at the New Buildings Institute, part of the coalition of organizations that developed the code. The 2021 update will be published by the International Code Council in 2020. The next major step, adoption by individual cities and states, will likely unfold next year at the earliest.

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