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Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Date: December 2012
The purpose of this study is to quantify the energy code adoption rate by local jurisdictions from a sample set of 21 states. Some of the states within this sample have statewide energy codes, while others do not. Using construction starts and weighting results by localities that have or have not adopted energy codes, the findings can suggest a means of identifying which states have “effectively” adopted state-wide codes through local adoption and enforcement.
Louisiana, Mississippi -- Analysis of Energy Saving Impacts of New Residential Energy Codes for the Gulf Coast
Document type: State-specific, Technical Assistance report
Publication Date: January 2007
At the request of the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program undertook an analysis of the energy savings and cost impacts associated with the use of newer and more efficient residential building energy codes in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi.The intent of this analysis is to determine the potential energy and economic impacts from improved energy efficiency alternatives available for residential buildings during the reconstruction process after Hurricane Katrina.