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  • On June 4, Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued the Utah Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan. The plan includes 26 recommendations that highlight the existing energy efficiency and conservation efforts of both the state and utilities operating in it, including regulated investor owned utilities, municipal utilities, and rural electric cooperatives. The report includes guiding principles, a section with definitions and a basic overview of energy efficiency and conservation, as well as a...

    posted by Seul Rhee | August 18, 2014
  • Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifiers are individuals certified to perform duct and envelope tightness testing on residential construction. The term and concept first appeared in the 2011 Georgia ...

    posted by Seul Rhee | July 31, 2014
  • Previously, participating in Committee Action Hearings or Public Comment Hearings meant expensive travel for up to a week each time; a privilege usually reserved for major jurisdictions with the budget to allow that. cdpACCESS will completely democratize the model code development process. Eliminating the time-...

    posted by Seul Rhee | July 31, 2014
  • To coincide with the International Code Council (ICC) release of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) in June, ICC and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) published a comprehensive strategy to work together and ease the transition of the implementation of the energy rating index option included in the 2015 IECC. The strategy focuses on:

    • Collaboration to enhance the process of energy code analysis and inspection to increase the...

    posted by Seul Rhee | July 31, 2014
  • In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a historic plan under the Clean Air Act’s Section 111(d) to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the nation’s largest source: existing power plants. Because 71 percent of America’s electricity is consumed by residential and commercial buildings, building energy codes – which have proven to be among the most cost effective measures to reduce carbon emissions – should be a...

    posted by Seul Rhee | July 31, 2014
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