Department of Energy Invests $6 Million to Increase Building Energy Code Compliance Rates
The Building Energy Codes Program has awarded $6 million to fund projects that will:
- Measure current residential energy code compliance rate using a methodology that provides statewide results with 90% reliability.
- Implement an education, training, and outreach program designed to increase residential building energy code compliance.
- Measure the post-program residential building energy code compliance rate using the same methodology employed in the pre-program study.
The projects will investigate whether investing in education, training, and outreach programs can produce a significant change in residential building code compliance rates. If these activities do produce significant change, non-government entities, particularly utilities, could be influenced to make substantial investments in similar programs.
These projects will be completed in the following states:
- Alabama, led by the Institute for Market Transformation
- Arkansas, led by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Georgia, led by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Kentucky, led by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Maryland, led by the Maryland Energy Administration
- North Carolina, led by Appalachian State University
- Pennsylvania, led by Performance Systems Development
- Texas, led by the National Association of State Energy Officials