Future of Codes Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program hosted a stakeholder workshop June 22 & June 24, 2021 to highlight leading advancements in building energy codes and bring together energy efficiency stakeholders from across the building industry.  Thank you to those who participated; we greatly appreciate your time and feedback.

The Workshop was not recorded, however, presentation materials are linked in the tables below.

Comments

We encourage you to provide any additional feedback through the optional Public Docket. Comments are due July 31, 2021. See the discussion topics and questions posed during the event for reference.

Session Details

Content

The workshop addressed the following topics over the two-part series:

  1. An update on federal priorities related to building energy codes and standards
  2. New technical analysis available to support code implementation
  3. Recent changes to the process utilized by the International Code Council (ICC) to develop the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  4. Innovative policies supporting code advancement and increased energy efficiency
  5. State and local goals and priorities related to building energy codes

Session 1

Date: June 22, 2021
Time: 11AM – 2PM EDT
Facilitator: Nora Wang Esram, Senior Director for Research, ACEEE

Agenda:
Topics Time Session Subtopics Speaker(s)
Introductions 10 min Welcome + Introductions Jeremy Williams, DOE Building Technologies Office
Nora Wang Esram, ACEEE
Federal Priorities 25 min Federal Priorities and DOE Planned Activities David Nemtzow & Jeremy Williams, DOE Building Technologies Office
New Technical Analysis – PNNL Discussion of Proposed Activities 75 min NZE Roadmap Ellen Franconi, PNNL
    From Prescriptive to Performance Reid Hart, PNNL
    Session Q & A Part 1 Nora Wang Esram, ACEEE
    Cost Effectiveness Matt Tyler, PNNL
    Equity & Social Justice Carmen Cejudo, PNNL
    Session Q & A Part 2 Nora Wang Esram, ACEEE
IECC Update 20 min Overview of New IECC Process Ryan Colker, ICC
    Session Q & A Nora Wang Esram, ACEEE
Part 1 Wrap-Up 25 min  Open Discussion and Q & A Nora Wang Esram, ACEEE
Closing Remarks 5 min Closing Remarks Jeremy Williams, DOE Building Technologies Office

 

Session 2

Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 11AM – 2PM EDT
Facilitator: Bing Liu, PE, FASHRAE, Sr. Strategic Advisor, PNNL

Agenda:
Topics Time Session Subtopics Speaker(s)
Introductions 10 min Introductions & Recap Bing Liu, PNNL,
Jeremy Williams, DOE Building Technologies Office
Model Policies 70 min Decarbonization Code Kim Cheslak, NBI
    Building Performance Standards (BPS) Amy Boyce, IMT
    CA – Connected Appliance Standard Pierre duVair, CEC
    Zero Energy – Residential Code Kim Cheslak, NBI
    Zero Energy – Commercial Code Charles Eley, Eley Consulting
    Session Q & A Bing Liu, PNNL
State & Local Roundtable 65 min Discussion Panel:  Emerging State & Local Priorities Moderated by Ed Carley, NASEO
Dan Burgess, Maine Governor’s Office of Energy
Michael Li, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Kathryn Wright, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Christin Whitco, City of Boulder Planning and Sustainability
Jeff Brown, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Part 2 Wrap-Up 25 min Open Discussion and Q & A Bing Liu, PNNL
Closing Remarks 10 min Closing Remarks Jeremy Williams, DOE Building Technologies Office