Energy Code Champion - Hamilton Davis

BCAP is proud to announce Hamilton Davis, of the Costal Conservation League, as this quarter’s BCAP Energy Code Champion.  Hamilton’s tireless leadership in South Carolina drove the passage of the 2009 IECC this legislative session.

As a member of the Public Utility Review Commission’s Energy Advisory Council, Hamilton was able to identify and make energy codes a priority of the advisory group.  The group, consisting of organizations like BCAP, SEEA, Mathis Group and Southface, worked to present the case for the adoption of the 2009 IECC.  Hamilton worked between the South Carolina Energy Office, the SC Home Builders Association and the previously mentioned organizations to bring everyone to the table to ensure a fair and balanced discussion on the adoption of energy codes. After a year of work on the issue, Governor Nikki Haley signed House Bill 4639 on April 2, 2012.  This sets the 2009 IECC as the statewide energy code with an effective date of January 1, 2013.

“Updating our building energy codes is helping to pave the way for a more energy efficient future in South Carolina.  This success is a testament to the value of collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders ranging from BCAP to our state’s electric cooperatives.”

Hamilton Davis is a native of South Carolina with a BS from Clemson University and a JD from the USC School of Law. He has been working for the SC Coastal Conservation League (CCL) since 2006 and currently serves as their Energy & Climate Director.  The League’s mission:  “is to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of life in our communities by working with individuals, businesses, and government to ensure balanced solutions.”

Hamilton is currently serving on the Energy Advisory Council for the SC Public Utility Review Committee, the SC Offshore Wind Regulatory Task Force, the SC Energy Office Advisory Council, and is a board member of the SC Solar Business Alliance.

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