2015 IECC: What You Need To KnowBuilder, November 18, 2014
Are you ready for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)? Changes to the 2012 code will make the 2015 version the most energy-saving code yet. But, as with any building code, the 2015 IECC has to be adopted by a state or local jurisdiction before it takes effect. Roughly half of the country is currently under the 2009 IECC, but many states and cities are considering the 2015 IECC as their next energy code. This will affect home builders across the country.
In terms of overall energy savings, the 2015 IECC is not significantly different than the 2012 version. It is, however, roughly 15 percent better than the 2009 IECC. This will mean a jump in energy targets is in the future for a number of states.