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  • The first Southwest Energy Codes Conference was recently held for one and a half invigorating days in Denver, Colorado on November 5th and 6th. Hosted by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), this was the first regional energy codes conference held in the SWEEP states. The goal of this event was to bring representatives from each state...

    posted by Seul Rhee | December 22, 2014
  • Written by Kamaria Greenfield

    At BCAP’s Annual Energy Codes Stakeholders Meeting in Washington D.C. on December 9, several key threads emerged from the wealth of energy code knowledge and discourse that unfolded during the day. As we as a community push forward to develop new strategies for better buildings in the coming years, we should also work to deploy the information and policies already at our disposal.

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    posted by Seul Rhee | December 22, 2014
  • Although statewide adoption in Texas is not automatic upon publication of new code editions by ASHRAE or ICC, Texas is one of the few states with progressive local energy code adoption. Certainly such active energy code adoption in local jurisdictions is due to passionate local code officials and energy code advocates who raise awareness of the benefits of...

    posted by Seul Rhee | December 22, 2014
  • Maureen Guttman, President of the Building Codes Assistance Project, exhorts architects to take more responsibility for model energy code adoption and implementation.

    How can architects build a new world of sustainable communities? By taking more responsibility for model energy code adoption and implementation. At the Hanley Wood Vision 2020 Sustainability Summit, held in conjunction with the 2014 Greenbuild in New Orleans, BCAP President Maureen Guttman encourages architects to let...

    posted by Seul Rhee | December 22, 2014
  • Written by Ryan Meres and Seul Rhee 

    energycodecomplianceEnergy efficiency advocates, governments, utilities, and others that fund energy code compliance initiatives often...

    posted by Seul Rhee | November 19, 2014
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