2011 Building Energy Codes Annual Report

Sustainability was our vision with this year's annual report. Our new sustainable approach allows you to click through the interactive 2011 Annual Report online, and print out only what you want. In this report we have concentrated on the progress made during the last fiscal year, as well as our goals for the next year.

Full Report Letter from Building Codes Supervisor Status of State Codes Maps

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to increasing energy efficiency in all buildings, commercial and residential. In support of this commitment, the Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) goal in commercial and residential development will be to cost effectively increase energy savings by 50% through more efficient building codes by 2015.

BECP engages with states and jurisdictions throughout the adoption process to provide technical assistance and support to ensure that codes adopted can be readily implemented and enforced. This includes providing adoption support, tracking state adoption status, and delivering state specific resources. BECP is developing a comprehensive adoption strategy that will enable 70% of the states to adopt either 2009 IECC, ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 or better by 2015.

BECP has a comprehensive suite of code compliance software tools that provides no cost software and tools to the building industry. These tools assist the building community in complying with codes and standards. We are committed to assisting states in achieving 90% compliance with the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 nationwide by 2017.

Residential Adoption Map

BECP uses the map above to track the adoption rates of the most current energy codes among residential buildings. Residential buildings must only comply with the IECC codes.

Commercial Adoption Map

Commercial buildings have the opportunity to comply with either ASHRAE 90.1 or the IECC codes. The map above tracks the adoption rates across the country within commercial buildings.

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