BCAP Updates

The Building Codes Assistance Project releases regular updates on building energy codes through its quarterly BCAP Newsletter and weekly Code Alert Bulletin.

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:

>>New State Alerts
Louisiana - State Legislature Approves Bill to Adopt IRC with 2009 Version of Part VI - Energy Conservation

>>New Locality Alerts
Las Vegas, NV - Proposed Ordinance Would Exempt Buildings Built Before 2009 From Energy Code
Boston, MA - City Council Approves Benchmarking Orridiance Requiring Annual Energy and Water Reporting

>>Ongoing State Alerts
Virginia – Less Efficient 2012 IECC Approved for Residential Buildings, 2012 Commerical Code Intact
North Carolina - House Committee Approved Legislation to Roll Back Energy Efficiency Requirements in Newly Constructed Commercial Buildings
West Virginia - Governor Signs 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Into Law

BCAP Code Alert Bulletins are 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. If you know of activity that should be on this bulletin or would like to sign up for this bulletin, contact Matt Kerns at (202) 530-2252 or mkerns@ase.org.