The Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976, as amended, requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine whether revisions to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) would improve energy efficiency in residential buildings. An “affirmative determination” for any IECC revision triggers a requirement that each state certify to DOE, within 2 years of the publication of the determination, that it has reviewed the provisions of the new code and made a determination whether it is appropriate to update its building code(s) to meet or exceed the revised IECC.
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Determination for the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, Residential Buildings – Technical Support Document
Document type: Determination, Technical Support Document
Publication Date: September 2009