Publications

Filling the Efficiency Gap to Achieve Zero-Energy Buildings with Energy Codes
Document Number: PNNL-30547 | Document Type: Reports and Studies | Publication Date:

This study investigates the technical feasibility of achieving zero energy (ZE) new residential and commercial buildings with national model energy codes. The approach and analysis are intended to provide guidance, inform goal setting, and direct future code development.

State Code Adoption Tracking Analysis
Document Type: Analysis | Publication Date:

State-level analysis results behind the DOE Status of State Energy Code Adoption Maps for residential and commercial buildings.

West Virginia Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
Document Type: State-specific, State Certification | Publication Date:
Oregon Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2010 and 2009 IECC
Document Type: State-specific, State Certification | Publication Date:
Maryland Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2010 and 2012 IECC
Document Type: State-specific, State Certification | Publication Date:
Connecticut Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
Document Type: State-specific, State Certification | Publication Date:
Michigan Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
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Hawaii Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2013 and 2015 IECC
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New York Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2016 and 2018 IECC
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New Jersey Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2016 and 2018 IECC
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Nevada Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2016 and 2018 IECC
Document Type: State-specific, State Certification | Publication Date:
Nebraska Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2016 and 2018 IECC
Document Type: State-specific, State Certification | Publication Date:
Building Energy Codes Resource Guide: Lighting Development, Adoption, and Compliance
Document Number: PNNL-SA-90653 | Document Type: Resource Guide | Publication Date:

This guide provides information for anyone dealing with a lighting energy code or standard. It provides background and development information to help readers understand the basis for requirements and their intent. The guide also provides detailed explanations of the major types of requirements such that users can more effectively design to meet compliance while applying the most flexibility possible.

Building Energy Codes Resource Guide: HVAC Controls Guide for Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors
Document Number: PNNL-83271 | Document Type: Resource Guide | Publication Date:

This guide provides an aid that will make it easier to apply the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control requirements found in building energy codes and addresses requirements defined by 2009 and 2012 editions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010.

Building Energy Codes Resource Guide: Going Beyond Code
Document Number: PNNL-SA-83070 | Document Type: Resource Guide | Publication Date:

This 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.

Building Energy Codes Resource Guide: Code Officials Edition
Document Number: PNNL-SA-75501 | Document Type: Resource Guide | Publication Date:

This guide includes practical plan review and inspection resources, including the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program's REScheck™ and COMcheck™ quick reference guides, case studies, and sample inspection checklists; as well as excerpts from International Code Council's commentaries, workbooks, and code companion materials.

This collection also includes many other helpful items and points to further resources available on the web. Residential and commercial building officials can easily add state and local guidance in order to use this binder as a one-stop resource to support compliance in the field.

Wisconsin Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
Document Type: State Certification, State-specific | Publication Date:
WashingtonDC Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
Document Type: State-specific, State Certification | Publication Date:
Washington Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2010 and 2012 IECC
Document Type: State Certification, State-specific | Publication Date:
Texas Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2013 and 2015 IECC
Document Type: State Certification, State-specific | Publication Date:
South Carolina Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
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Rhode Island Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2010 and 2012 IECC
Document Type: State Certification, State-specific | Publication Date:
Pennsylvania Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
Document Type: State Certification, State-specific | Publication Date:
Ohio Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
Document Type: State Certification, State-specific | Publication Date:
North Carolina Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes - Standard 90.1-2007 and 2009 IECC
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