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Opportunities to Accelerate Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Programs with BIL and IRA

Since 2020, the federal government has passed historic legislation geared at reducing emissions from the building sector and enabling access to the benefits of electrification. The…

MA Residential Stretch Code Comparison

Massachusetts has consistently been a national leader in energy…

NEEP's Summary of the Residential Draft of the 2014 IECC

After a year of numerous International Code Council (ICC) 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Consensus Committee meetings, the ICC published the first draft of the 2024 IECC for Residential Buildings on October 24, 2022. The 2024 IECC residential code public comment period is…

Energy Codes and State Climate Plans

Building energy codes have a large impact on building energy usage and emissions and should be considered when drafting and implementing state climate plans. In conjunction,…

Federal Funding Opportunities for Building Energy Efficiency in Rural Communities

This brief outlines building energy efficiency and electrification actions that NEEP recommends small, rural communities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic pursue, along with the funding opportunities that NEEP believes could be used to support them. The “Federal Grants” section below includes…

Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pump Specification (Version 4.0)

The following specification defines a set of performance requirements and reporting requirements to meet the voluntary “Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Specification” (ccASHP Specification). The specification was designed to identify air-source heat pumps that are best suited to heat…

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