Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports and participates in the model building energy code development processes administered by the ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC). DOE activities include developing and submitting code change proposals, conducting analysis of building energy efficiency and cost savings, and formulating underlying evaluation methodologies. Through participation in model energy code development for both commercial and residential buildings, DOE strives to make cost-effective, energy efficient upgrades to current model codes.

DOE also establishes energy efficiency standards for federal buildings and manufactured housing. Further information on this process is defined under Regulations & Rulemaking.

Commercial Buildings

DOE activities to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings primarily target the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Standard 90.1.

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Residential Buildings

DOE activities to improve energy efficiency of residential buildings primarily target the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

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