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>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its Preliminary Determination for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, affirming that the updated Standard provides an additional 8.5 percent energy savings over the previous edition.  Interested stakeholders are invited to submit public comments within 30 days from publication of this Notice in the Federal Register.  DOE expects to finalize its Determination later this year. Further information on DOE support for building energy codes is available at

>>The Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
BCAP Newsletters are quarterly summaries of what's been happening at the Building Codes Assistance Project and building energy code progress around the nation.  To access the full archive, click here. Here are some of the recent alerts from the BCAP Code Alerts released released weekly by the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and its website, the Online Code Environment & Advocacy Network (OCEAN). Code Alert Bulletins are designed to share information and support timely participation in state and local activities related to the adoption and implementation of building energy codes. The bulletins highlight immediate opportunities to influence state and local policy outcomes, indicate code status, and recommend contacts for action. Topics addressed in the current issue include:

*New State and Local Alerts *
New York - A Proposal to Update Commercial 2012 IECC / ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Adoption
Pennsylvania - Bill Aimed at Changing PA’s Building Code Update Process Passes the Senate
Vermont - Stakeholder Workshops on the Proposed Changes to Vermont’s Energy Standards
*Ongoing General Alerts *
DOE - Preliminary Determination of 2013 edition of the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES1 Standard 90.1, Open for Comments
*Ongoing State and Local Alerts *
New Jersey - Bill Requires Consideration of Blue and Green Roofs for Certain State Facilities
Carrboro, NC - Bill Filed to Move City and Jurisdiction of 2012 Energy Conservation Code and 2012 Residential Code
Connecticut - Above Code Provisions Removed from SB 357
Delaware - 2012 IECC with Amendments No Effective, Mandatory in Six Months

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