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2012 International Energy Conservation Code for Simple Commercial Buildings

IMT and the Britt/Makela Group (BMG), with support from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), have developed a guide to help those with Simple Buildings comply with the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Though the goal of the guide is to make the energy code more accessible for anyone who is interested, the target … Continued

2009 International Energy Conservation Code for Simple Commercial Buildings

Small commercial buildings (less than 50,000 square feet) make up more than 90 percent of the U.S. commercial building stock. Of those small buildings, most are considered “simple commercial buildings.” Many of the complex requirements in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) do not apply to simple commercial buildings, so this compliance guide was created … Continued

RE 188-13: Adding a Rating-Based Compliance Path to the IECC

Together, the Leading Builders of America–which represents 20 of the nation’s largest builders accounting for 40 percent of the new single-family homes market–the Institute for Market Transformation, the Britt/Makela Group and the Natural Resources Defense Council have proposed a change to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that would result in significant energy savings, … Continued

Impact Evaluation of Nebraska Energy Code Training on Energy Code Compliance

This report presents the results of an impact evaluation of a building energy code training campaign on residential code compliance rates in the state of Nebraska. The authors conducted field inspections on a sample of 42 newly-constructed homes in Nebraska—normalizing, modeling, and comparing the results to a pre-training compliance evaluation. On average the pre-training study … Continued