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Document type: Comparison, State-specific, Technical Assistance report
Publication Date: August 2005
Focus: Adoption

This study was undertaken for the Arizona Department of Commerce, who requested the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provide technical assistance with regard to identifying the major differences in the model energy codes as they might be applied to various locations in Arizona. This study focuses upon the requirements for commercial (non-residential) buildings in these codes. In both codes, “commercial” buildings include high-rise multi-family buildings as well as traditional “commercial” occupancies such as offices, retail buildings, and assembly buildings.

Document type: Comparison
Publication Date: December 2009
Focus: Code Development

This report addresses the comparability of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code as applied to commercial buildings and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007.

Document type: Comparison
Publication Date: December 2006
Focus: Code Development

This document presents the qualitative comparison of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) formal determination of energy savings of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. The term “qualitative” is used in the sense of identifying whether or not changes have a positive, negative, or neutral impact on energy efficiency of the standard, with no attempt made to quantify that impact. A companion document will present the quantitative comparison of DOE’s determination.

Document type: Comparison
Publication Date: May 2011
Focus: Green and Advanced Codes

Green building codes should save energy — use this comparison to evaluate how the energy efficiency requirement of basic compliance with these green building codes and beyond code programs compare to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code and meet the sustainability goals of your community.

Document type: Comparison
Publication Date: May 2012
Focus: Adoption

The International Code Council (ICC) published the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC) in early 2012. The 2012 IECC is based on revisions, additions, and deletions to the 2009 IECC that were considered during the ICC code development process conducted in 2011. Solid vertical lines, arrows, or asterisks printed in the 2012 IECC indicate where revisions, deletions, or relocations of text respectively were made to 2009 IECC. Although these marginal markings indicate where changes have been made to the code, they do not provide any further guidance, leaving the reader to consult and compare the 2009 and 2012 IECC for more detail.

Document type: Comparison
Publication Date: July 2013
Focus: Regulatory

After a regulatory action has been issued, Section 6(a)(3)(E) of Executive Order (EO) 12866 requires agencies to identify in a complete, clear, and simple manner, the substantive changes between the draft submitted to The Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and identify those changes in the regulatory action that were made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA. This OMB compare document is intended to comply with this requirement.

Document type: Comparison
Publication Date: May 2012
Focus: Regulatory

After a regulatory action has been issued, Section 6(a)(3)(E) of Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify in a complete, clear, and simple manner, the substantive changes between the draft of the final determination submitted to The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and this final determination, and identify those changes in this determination that were made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA. This OMB compare document is intended to comply with this requirement.

Document type: Comparison
Publication Date: May 2012
Focus: Regulatory

After a regulatory action has been issued, Section 6(a)(3)(E) of Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify in a complete, clear, and simple manner, the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and identify those changes in the regulatory action that were made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA. This OMB compare document is intended to comply with this requirement.