The purpose of this study is to quantify the energy code adoption rate by local jurisdictions from a sample set of 21 states. Some of the states within this sample have statewide energy codes, while others do not. Using construction starts and weighting results by localities that have or have not adopted energy codes, the findings can suggest a means of identifying which states have “effectively” adopted state-wide codes through local adoption and enforcement.
At the request of the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program undertook an analysis of the energy savings and cost impacts associated with the use of newer and more efficient residential building energy codes in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi.
The intent of this analysis is to determine the potential energy and economic impacts from improved energy efficiency alternatives available for residential buildings during the reconstruction process after Hurricane Katrina.
Now in it’s second year, the Institute for Market Transformation will again recognize jurisdictions for exemplary work in achieving energy code compliance with the Standard Bearers: Excellence in Energy Code Compliance Award.