A new wave of state and city climate change goals are emerging around the country that directly address decarbonization strategies for the building sector. Residential and commercial buildings account for roughly 40% of all energy consumed in the U.S., with electricity and natural gas being the most common energy sources (U.S. Energy Information Administration). This building decarbonization trend is prompting regions to implement new energy codes, as well as introduce innovative measures to existing regulations – including increased efficiency measures, new requirements for renewable energy, and goals to ‘electrify’ buildings by fuel switching from natural gas to electricity.
This specialized symposium will evaluate the current landscape of energy codes and standards for buildings and appliances for a power industry audience. It will discuss processes for energy code development and implementation for buildings and appliances, evaluate how processes vary in different regions, and review best strategies for improving building and appliance efficiency. This event will highlight the growing role of the electric utility in complying with – and collaborating on –these codes and standards, while analyzing the utility opportunity for being involved in energy code discussions, adoption and compliance. Although the event will be national in scope, there will be featured discussions on the advanced work being done in California in energy efficiency codes & standards and building electrification.
Key Takeaways Include
- Evaluating benefits and opportunities for electric utilities to actively participate in energy codes and standards processes, implementation & compliance
- Reviewing the national and state landscape of energy codes & appliance standards
- Analyzing energy code program components: development, adoption, compliance & enforcement
- Addressing technical requirements of codes & standards programs
- Reviewing qualifying mechanical equipment and efficiency R&D
- Discussing strategies and trends for building decarbonization
- Reviewing California specific initiatives
- Analyzing results from specific case studies of utility total and costs savings
As a Supporting Organization of EUCI's upcoming Building Codes, Appliance Standards, & Building Electrification, NEEP can extend a 10% discount off the registration price to you and your colleagues. Use Discount Code: BUILD19NEEP when registering here.