Building Energy Codes for a Carbon Constrained Era: A Toolkit of Strategies and Examples
Carbon Dioxide Emission Levels 180-2014 (in MMT CO2)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- Washington D.C.
building energy code development and adoption to enact zero energy buildings codes within
the administration of building energy codes to ensure that desired performance levels are
Overall, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region continues to serve as a national leader in energy codes adoption. However, there are opportunities to improve the efficiency of the energy code in every state. As of January 2017, each state in the region employs a version of one of the last three national model energy codes; the 2009, 2012, and 2015 IECC for residential buildings and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, -2010, and -2013 for commercial buildings.
Based on current and projected efficiency and construction trends and analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL), NEEP supports the following goals for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region:
NEEP was founded more than 20 years ago as a non-profit to accelerate energy efficiency in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Today, it is one of six Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) funded, in part by the U.S. Department of Energy to support state efficiency policies and programs. Our long-term shared goal is to assist the region to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050. For more about our 2017 strategies and projects, see this 2-page overview or these project briefs. You can also watch this brief video regarding our history.
Disclaimer: NEEP verified the data used for this white paper to the best of our ability. This paper reflects the opinion and judgments of the NEEP staff and does not necessarily reflect those of NEEP Board members, NEEP Sponsors, or project participants and funders.