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...
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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....
by Maria Ellingson, BCAP
As often the first point of contact with prospective owners of new homes and buildings, architects are a key influencer in determining the level of energy efficiency that is included in new construction and major renovation projects. But architects have been largely absent from an important issue that’s left Pennsylvania unable to adopt an updated building code.
The process for adopting the state building code -...(1 comment)posted by Seul Rhee | February 24, 2015
Energy efficiency rang in the New Year with seven states implementing new and improved building energy codes. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the latest version of the energy code, is now enforced in Maryland and Vermont; the 2012 IECC is implemented in Idaho, Minnesota, and New York; and the 2009 IECC is used in Arkansas and Louisiana. Here, some key facts about the new state code updates:
1. 2015 IECC
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (12/31/2014), written by Mandy Mahoney, Judy Knight and Lauren Westmoreland
The op-ed highlights the results of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (SEEA) recent codes research, confirming that the adoption of stronger energy codes across the Southeast has no adverse effect on commercial construction activity. In Georgia, when the state adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with Georgia...