Utilities and Energy Code Compliance

Building energy code compliance and enforcement are critical to ensuring that states meet their targeted emission reduction goals to help combat climate change. There are substantial monetary and energy savings opportunities for states, builders, and consumers that prioritize energy code compliance and enforcement. However, compliance rates vary widely from state to state, which means that while some states have accurate code compliance rates and effective enforcement, others do not enforce codes as strictly. So, what’s stopping states from capitalizing on this opportunity? Each state may have its own reason for low compliance rates, but a common theme might be lack of funding, either because compliance is not a priority compared to other budget items or because of ideologically opposed agendas. 

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