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The State of Michigan is in the process of updating its current state residential energy code, which is an amended version of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to the 2021 IECC. The Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes, a bureau within Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), requested a cost-effectiveness analysis, that considers the Michigan Stille-Derossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act,1 comparing the current state residential energy code to the unamended 2021 IECC.
The resulting analysis shows that a home designed to comply with the residential provisions of the 2021 IECC would yield short-term and long-term consumer benefits compared to a home built to the Michigan-amended 2015 IECC.
PNNL evaluated the cost effectiveness of the changes in the prescriptive and mandatory residential provisions of the 2021 edition of the IECC, compared to those in the prior edition, the 2018 IECC.
Expected savings overview of new homes built to the 2021 IECC and new commercial buildings built to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 by State.