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Expected savings overview of new homes built to the 2021 IECC and new commercial buildings built to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 by State.

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Expected savings overview of new homes built to the 2021 IECC and new commercial buildings built to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 by State.

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Expected savings overview of new homes built to the 2021 IECC and new commercial buildings built to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 by State.

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DOE has conducted an interim and limited update to its 2016 study to evaluate potential building code updates using the 2016 methodology and data. This interim update includes estimated savings resulting from more recent updates to the model energy codes, including the Standard 90.1-2016 and 2019 editions, as well as the 2018 and 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

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Expected savings overview of new homes built to the 2021 IECC and new commercial buildings built to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019.

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In this analysis, PNNL evaluated the cost-effectiveness of the changes in the prescriptive and mandatory residential provisions of the 2018 edition of the IECC compared to those in the prior edition, the 2015 IECC.

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Technical analysis in support of the 2015 IECC Determination.

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Technical analysis in support of the 2018 IECC Determination.

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The most recent edition, the 2021 IECC, was published on January 29, 2021, triggering the DOE review and determination process2. DOE and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted a technical analysis to determine energy savings for the 2021 IECC residential provisions relative to the previous edition, the 2018 IECC (ICC 2017). This report documents the methodology used to conduct the analysis and summarizes the results.

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The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) prototype building models (prototype models) were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in support of DOE's Building Energy Codes Program (BECP), to simulate energy savings associated with changes in energy codes and standards. For residential buildings, PNNL utilized two base prototypes to simulate both Single-family detached house, and Multi-family low-rise apartment building types. Energy models for the recent versions of the IECC are available for each climate.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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Zip file of EnergyPlus TMY3 weather files for climate locations associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.

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EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the IECC Prototype Building Models.