2021 National Energy Codes Conference

NOTICE: The National Energy Codes Conference (NECC), has been tentatively rescheduled to May 11-13, 2021 at the Palmer House in Chicago. Please hold these dates, however, recognizing the uncertain nature of in-person gatherings, be advised that the revised date and location may yet change, and please plan accordingly. In the meantime, please be safe, healthy, and adhere to the guidance provided CDC.gov


The 2020 NECC Seminar Series include a collection of timely and emerging topics pertinent to residential and commercial buildings. Learn more

Welcome to the National Energy Codes Conference! This year's event will be in Chicago, Illinois. Join us in the Windy City for another engaging set of topics, educational sessions, and networking opportunities.

Event Details:

  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Full Conference: Day 1 and Day 2
  • Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street
  • Chicago, Illinois


Draft agenda now available


A block of sleeping rooms will be made available at a special rate. Watch for details.

Poster Session

This year's event will feature a poster session during the welcome reception on Monday evening. Poster space is limited but available for participants who would like to showcase energy code research or case studies during the reception. Poster session proposals may be submitted during the conference postponement period. To submit a request, forward the poster title and a brief description of the research.


A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset the costs of attending the 2020 National Energy Codes Conference. Scholarships are prioritized for government officials, and to encourage new attendees and geographic diversity. Students, emerging professionals and others who are new to the field are also encouraged to apply. Scholarship requests may be submitted during the conference postponement period. To be considered for a scholarship, please submit your request.

Who Should Attend

Energy code users and participants of all types! Building officials, builders, state energy offices, trade associations, energy efficiency organizations, architects, engineers, policymakers, manufacturers, utilities, code administrators, educators, researchers and more!

Additional Information

Stay tuned for topic postings, activities and more!

See highlights and presentations from last year's event: 2019 National Energy Codes Conference