Code Development

Energy Code Development

We collaborate with State Energy Offices, Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations, non-profit advocates, the U.S. Department of Energy, and industry leaders to develop comprehensive code change proposals to improve the utility of ICC International, NFPA National and ASHRAE codes and standards. We strive for code development to achieve cost-effective, energy efficient upgrades to current code standards.

Events designed by the Illinois Office of Energy & Recycling for the Illinois construction industry to improve compliance with IECC and ASHRAE 90.1- 2013. Homebuilders, designers, code officials, HVAC and home performance contractors will be able to sit for a meal, network and receive the “need-to-know” in a quick download of the IECC for Illinois construction, addition and renovation projects in Illinois. These seminars provide the basis for the correct use of IECC and Standard 90.1-2013 in the design, construction, plan review, field-inspection, and performance analysis of buildings statewide.

Building energy codes and appliance efficiency standards are likely to capture significant energy efficiency savings over the coming years, particularly when the efficiency gains by energy codes are tied to utility and atmospheric carbon (CO2) savings. This has IECC, LLC directing its attention toward the very real implications of connecting existing utility energy efficiency program design and utility involvement to codes and standards compliance, savings and deferred emissions assessment.