Cannabis Energy Use and Building Energy Codes

December 6, 2021

The majority of medicinal and recreational marijuana in the United States is grown in controlled indoor agricultural facilities. Cannabis is the plant from which marijuana is derived. To date, 15…

Systemic Barriers to Building Energy Code Adoption

December 6, 2021

The purpose of the Systemic Barriers to Building Energy Code Adoption brief is to provide information and solutions to the barriers states face when adopting new building energy codes. …

Embodied Carbon and Water in Building Construction

December 2, 2021

Most building and energy codes measure and regulate operational carbon and water. Embodied carbon has been largely ignored in regulations to date. Embodied carbon contributes significantly to…

Using Data to Help Achieve Decarbonization and Equity Goals

December 2, 2021

As state and federal policies that aim to decarbonize our grid and recognize past institutional injustices are enacted, energy efficiency programs should also begin to focus on climate and equity…

Implementation Guide: Cap and Invest for Equitable Decarbonization

December 2, 2021

States are setting climate goals that will require whole sectors of industry to drastically decarbonize. This presents market transformation barriers, two of which are: 1) some of the necessary…

Advancing Zero Energy Schools

December 1, 2021

The purpose of the Advancing Zero Energy Schools: Trends & Considerations for State School Construction Programs report is to provide guidance to  entities that are involved in the…

Emerging Trends in Community Clean Energy Initiatives

November 17, 2021

Cities and towns across the NEEP region are establishing and working towards aggressive climate goals, many of which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Buildings are a key…

Remote Virtual Inspections (RVI): Challenges and Opportunities

October 25, 2021

Across the country, many state and municipal offices are facing challenges in their building construction divisions. Inadequate resources to support code enforcement and shortages of building code…

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