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Document type: Analysis, Determination
Publication Date: March 2014
Page Focus: Code Development

This report provides a preliminary qualitative analysis of all addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 (referred to as Standard 90.1-2010 or 2010 edition) that were included in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 (referred to as Standard 90.1-2013 or 2013 edition). All addenda in creating Standard 90.1-2013 were evaluated for their projected impact on energy efficiency. Each addendum was characterized as having a positive, neutral, or negative impact on overall building energy efficiency.

Document type: Analysis, Determination
Publication Date: March 2014
Page Focus: Code Development

This report provides a preliminary quantitative analysis to assess whether buildings constructed according to the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 would result in improved energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The preliminary analysis considered each of the 110 addenda to Standard 90.1-2010 that were included in Standard 90.1-2013. PNNL reviewed all addenda included by ASHRAE in creating Standard 90.1-2013 from Standard 90.1-2010, and considered their combined impact on a suite of prototype building models across all U.S. climate zones. Most addenda were deemed to have little quantifiable impact on building efficiency for the purpose of DOE’s preliminary determination. However, out of the 110 total addenda, 30 were identified as having a measureable and quantifiable impact.

Document type: Analysis, Determination
Publication Date: October 2017
Page Focus: Code Development

To meet statutory requirements, DOE conducted an analysis to quantify the expected energy savings associated with Standard 90.1-2016. This report documents the methodology used to conduct the analysis. Based on the analysis, DOE has determined that the 2016 edition of the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 would improve overall energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code compared to the 2013 edition of Standard 90.1.

Document type: Analysis, Determination
Publication Date: April 2019
Page Focus: Code Development

This report provides preliminary estimates of the incremental costs and savings associated with the residential provisions of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The analysis is provided to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help quantify the costs and savings impacts of the latest published edition of the IECC, the 2018 IECC. The resulting information aids in understanding the net costs and economic impacts associated with updated energy codes, which is typically of interest to adopting states and localities.

Document type: Analysis, Determination, Technical Support Document
Publication Date: August 2018
Page Focus: Code Development

The most recent edition, the 2018 IECC, was published in August 2017, triggering the DOE review and determination process. In response, DOE and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted a preliminary analysis to determine energy savings for the 2018 IECC residential provisions relative to the previous edition--the 2015 IECC. This report documents the methodology used to conduct the analysis and summarizes the results and findings.