Why Building Energy Codes Are Gaining Traction

Published by EC&M: The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), is in the latter stages of its triennial revision and could ultimately incorporate requirements that widen the code’s scope from simply energy savings and efficiency to include aggressive decarbonization strategies. Proposals that the code, sponsored by the International Code Council (ICC), address building renewable energy and energy storage; electric vehicle charging infrastructure; and grid integration through demand response technology are among many under consideration as the public comment period for the 2024 IECC heads toward its October 21, 2022 conclusion. New Buildings Institute, the Portland, Ore., group that promotes zero-energy buildings and has led the charge to get a decarbonization/climate change focus into the draft code, won’t say victory is at hand.

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