Taking the (Fuel) Blinders off Energy Codes Part 2: Metrics and Mechanics in the Modern Era
Paper / March 26, 2020 / Codes And Policy
This paper follows upon a recently published paper examining how climate policy now impacts energy code policy. A variety of drivers, including greenhouse gas emission goals, regulation, market forces, and new technologies, is changing the relationship between buildings and the grid. As this relationship evolves, it is increasingly important to find metrics that enable useful and clear comparisons at the national level, while remaining regionally relevant. Similarly, it is increasingly important to move beyond annual metrics and find a way to consider hourly or other granular time scale impacts. Some leading jurisdictions, including California and New York, are currently working to resolve these issues; this paper includes an examination of those ongoing efforts.
You might also be interested in the first paper on this topic, Taking the (Fuel) Blinders off Energy Codes.