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  • Consumer demand for energy efficiency is a topic energy code advocates need to understand.We want to knowthe answers to questions like, “Do consumers believe in conserving energy through increasing energy efficiency in their homes?” and “How much are consumers willing to pay for home improvements for efficiency?” so we can make a stronger case for our support...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 17, 2015
  • More regional energy efficiency organizations are examining commercial construction data to gain insights into the commercial construction trends and the economic impact of building energy code adoption and implementation on the construction trends. Raw construction data on permits can provide valuable information especially when paired with volume and accuracy. Permit...

    posted by Seul Rhee | April 17, 2015
  • After a three-year hiatus, the Department of Energy’s National Energy Codes Conference returned in March 2015 for two and half days of inspiring education and a reminder of the importance of energy code support in our country. The March 23-26, 2015 conference was a great success, many thanks to the over 250 attendees, session speakers, moderators, and plenary speakers who brought so much enthusiasm to the conference. For those who missed the conference, this newsletter brings you...
    posted by Seul Rhee | April 17, 2015
  • When state or local jurisdictions consider updating energy codes, decision-makers and elected officials hear from those in favor of enhanced energy efficiency and those who are opposed. It is difficult to make policy changes without public support, which illustrates the importance of knowing what home buyer constituents want. These four consumer surveys, distributed by a diverse group of organizations over recent years, gives a snapshot of the opinions from nearly 10,000 respondents around...

    posted by kgreenfield | March 19, 2015
  • Sudhir Jindal is a Professional Engineer and Plans Examiner for the State of Ohio with responsibilities of ensuring compliance with building codes and ordinances focused on energy efficiency with all buildings at the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance.

    Mr. Jindal became an Energy Code Ambassador in late 2013....

    posted by Seul Rhee | February 24, 2015
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