29 Jan '14, 12pm

FACT: Economic growth no longer implies an increase in energy consumption #energyefficiency

FACT: Economic growth no longer implies an increase in energy consumption #energyefficiency

Isn’t it comforting when you see independent, unbiased confirmation that all of your hard work is paying off? When the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC) united a broad band of unlikely allies in 2007 – from governmental and efficiency leaders to regional energy efficiency organizations, businesses, labor, utilities, consumer & low-income advocacy groups, manufacturers and environmental groups – our initial goal was to end two decades of meager efficiency gains in America’s model building energy code (the International Energy Conservation Code or IECC). What a difference three triennial building energy code cycles can make! It took just two IECC code cycles to meet our goal of a 30% boost in efficiency for new home and commercial building construction. And when the dust settled on the third code cycle, which developed the 2015 IECC, we had escaped a nationwide campaig...

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ase.org 23 Jan '14, 5pm

Doubling America’s energy productivity by 2030—a goal adopted by the President and first articulated by the Alliance Commi...