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  • In response to some of Ohio legislators’ push to weaken the consumer benefits and value of energy efficiency, MEEA developed case studies to prove the critical importance of energy efficiency standard in Ohio. The case studies highlight three different types of businesses in Ohio that have benefited from customer-funded energy efficiency programs and the considerable savings realized from implementing energy...

    posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014
  • Every housing industry professional would love to know the future for a compelling business advantage. “Well you can predict the future accurately. All you have to do is leave out the parts you could be wrong about.”1  Although this sounds like a joke, it is actually a powerful truth. That’s because there is so much we can be certain about, if we look carefully. In fact, many hard trends define the housing industry’s visible future including:
    posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014
    Atlantic City, N.J., October 8, 2013 – Sound energy policy prevailed as local and state governmental officials rejected dozens of builder-sponsored home efficiency rollback proposals in a three-day marathon meeting convened by the International Code Council (ICC) to develop the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
    “Today was a victory for America’s homebuyers,” said...
    posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2013
  • Brought to you by the New Buildings Institute
    New Buildings Institute, Northwest Energy Codes Group, Institute for Market Transformation and Southwest Energy Efficiency Project have identified seven key proposals that will ensure that the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) improves energy efficiency of the commercial building stock.
    posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through the Building Energy Codes Program (BECP), supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of model codes and standards.  DOE also provides technical assistance to states and localities as they adopt and enforce energy codes.  This section of the newsletter will bring the latest BECP...
    posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013
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