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Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption, Green and Advanced Codes

This study analyzes measured energy performance for 121 LEED New Construction (NC) buildings, providing a critical information link between intention and outcome for LEED projects. The results show that projects certified by the USGBC LEED program average substantial energy performance improvement over non-LEED building stock. This Executive Summary briefly summarizes key study findings. See the full report for further detail on study methodology and results.

Document type: Resource Guide
Publication Date: September 2011
Page Focus: Adoption, Code Development, Green and Advanced Codes

The Going Beyond Code Guide is designed to help state and local governments design and implement successful "beyond code" programs for new commercial and residential buildings. The goal is to help states and localities establish voluntary or mandatory programs that go well beyond traditional minimum code requirements for new buildings.

Document type: Brochures/Fliers, Program Information
Publication Date: June 2011
Page Focus: Adoption, Green and Advanced Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program offers experience ranging from energy to wastewater and all sections of green building programs in between.