Code Council ushers new voices into building energy efficiency dialog

A new International Code Council framework will assist governments and building industry stakeholders in meeting energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Code Council Board of Directors, which consists of 18 government officials who were elected by their peers, adopted the framework, “Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency: A Path Forward on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a Changing…

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Institute scribes Energy Conservation Code language for net-zero buildings

Source: New Buildings Institute, Portland, Ore.  The New Buildings Institute presents its just-released Building Decarbonization Code as a groundbreaking tool for delivering carbon neutral performance and 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) overlay. NBI aims to help states and cities working to mitigate carbon resulting from energy use in the built environment, which accounts for 39 percent of U.S. greenhouse…

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Zero energy building project activity spikes

Sources: New Buildings Institute, Portland, Ore.; CP staff Demand for zero energy buildings across the U.S. and Canada is growing exponentially, according to new data from New Buildings Institute. The group’s 2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List shows the total number of verified and emerging zero energy buildings in North America has grown to nearly 700, representing a 42 percent…

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