The key to realizing the full benefits associated with building energy codes is through compliance verification. Establishing and maintaining mechanisms to ensure energy code compliance is important to achieve greater energy and economic goals. Effective compliance and enforcement unlocks deeper energy savings, reduced costs, higher building resale value, and minimized environmental impact. BECP has produced a collection of innovative materials and tools to help the building industry achieve, document and verify compliance with energy codes. BECP has also developed methodologies and tools to help state and local jurisdictions measure and report energy code compliance, and provides no-cost technical assistance to help address compliance challenges.
In light of recent developments in Compliance Verification and feedback from pilot studies, BECP is interested in researching Innovative Business Models for Energy Code Compliance.
For more information on the DOE role in compliance with building energy codes, visit the About section of this website.
Software and Web Tools
Software and web tools simplify and clarify compliance with model energy codes and standards, as well as a number of state-specific energy codes.
Compliance evaluation resources are available to foster uniformity in measuring compliance rates, and to eliminate the need for each state and/or local jurisdiction to develop their own methodologies and tools.
For state energy offices and policymakers, as well as designers, builders, code officials, or anyone involved in the compliance process.
- State Assistance—various types are available, including the formation of compliance plans, economic analysis, cost impacts and analysis
- The Resource Center offers a variety of information, including code notes, resource guides, frequently asked questions, publications, and model adoption policies
- Submit a question to our help desk.