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SPF-Related Codes & Standards

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>>DOE Issues Determination of Energy Savings for Residential Buildings
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Determination for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), affirming that the updated code will result in energy savings in residential buildings. DOE analysis indicates that buildings meeting the 2015 IECC (as compared with buildings meeting the previous 2012 edition) would result in national residential building energy savings of approximately 1%, as regulated by the Code. Following an affirmative DOE determination, each State is required by statute to certify that it has reviewed the provisions of its residential building code regarding energy efficiency, and made a determination as to whether it is appropriate to revise its code to meet or exceed the updated edition of the IECC. Additionally, DOE provides guidance to States on submitting certification statements.

More information on DOE support for building energy codes is available at
>>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 General Alerts *
DOE - Publishes the Final Determination on the 2015 IECC

* Ongoing General Alerts *
DOE – Next Mon & Tues: Code Development Stakeholder Meeting in Colorado
* New State and Local Alerts *
South Carolina – Begins Reviewing the Proposed Modifications to the 2015 I-Codes

* Ongoing State and Local Alerts *
Denver, CO – Next Thursday: Last Hearing on the 2015 I-Codes Adoption
Maine – Update on Three Bills to Roll-Back Energy Codes
Nevada – Bill to Reduce Stringency of the Air Tightness Requirements is Enrolled
New York – Meeting Scheduled to Consider the 2015 I-Codes Including the IECC
Texas – The Senate Signs HB 1736 that Would Hamper Energy Efficiency

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