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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Methodologies to Improve Commercial Building Code Compliance

11 Feb , 2016  

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Presented at the AESP 26th National Conference on February 3, 2016 Ari Michelson, Brian McCowan, Frances Chase, ERS Building energy codes in the U.S. have come a long way in the past three decades, increasing in complexity along the way. This is especially true for the commercial building sector, where codes have rapidly transitioned from […]

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Commercial Building Energy Codes – Finding the Path to Improved Compliance

27 Jan , 2016  

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Ari Michelson, ERS Presentation at AESP’s 26th National Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on Wednesday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. Session 4A: Implementation (Rapid Fire) Objective This paper presents programmatic methodologies that are achieving significant success in improving the compliance rates with building energy codes for the commercial sector. A key objective is to assist the efficiency […]

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The DOE Measures the Efficacy of Energy Codes

19 Jan , 2016  

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DO ENERGY CODES WORK? Builder Online, January 4, 2016. Image credit: Chris Potter Last year the U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE) announced that eight states would be part of a three-year Residential Energy Code Field Study. Once completed, the study will provide an unprecedented opportunity to develop new strategies for education, training, and outreach for […]

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Retrofits: The Key for Quantifying Energy Code Savings

9 Jan , 2015  

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The blog’s one-sentence summary for the study read, “Building codes mandating energy efficiency don’t reduce electricity use.” This conclusion, though, is incomplete, at best, because the study does not take retrofits into account.

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2015 IECC Introduces Energy Rating Index Compliance Path

24 Nov , 2014  

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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.

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Outcome-Based Energy Codes Focus on Building Performance

19 Nov , 2014  

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Since the launch of various energy codes, energy engineers have compared their proposed energy model to a baseline energy model via a “percent better than code” metric. Whether this metric is a percent energy savings or percent energy cost savings output, what significance does this value have outside of the realm of the specific code or standard under which the model was analyzed?

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Energy Code Compliance in Commercial Construction

18 May , 2014  

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With the regular introduction of more aggressive energy codes, efficiency program administrators are becoming interested in understanding the energy impacts of different levels of compliance on building energy performance.

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