Why Resilient & Efficient US Building Energy Codes Are Important

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2022 03:25:36 +0000

building energy codesThe first installment of a 5-year, $225 million US program to support building energy code adoption, training, and technical assistance at the state and local level is beginning.

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Under The Radar: Little-Known Code Proposal Imperils American Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2022 17:45:00 +0000

Recently, these terms have been front and center for millions of Americans. Between historic federal legislation, intensifying natural disasters and rising electricity prices, the clean energy transition is more relevant and urgent than ever. However, a quiet storm is brewing that risks undercutting American clean energy and climate progress. A proposed change to the 2024 […]

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The Regulatory Structures or Economic Opportunities that are Driving—or Hindering—Building Electrification

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 19:51:11 +0000

Although the electricity generation and transportation sectors account for a far greater share of greenhouse gas emissions than the residential and commercial building sector, policy makers are targeting building electrification as a means for making a significant contribution to economy-wide emission reductions. Federal, state, and local governments are using various policy levers toward this goal, […]

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With LA’s Vote, America’s Two Largest Cities Have Said No New Fossil Gas

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Mon, 30 May 2022 15:33:47 +0000

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to prohibit fossil fuels in new construction. The Council directed departments to develop a plan over the next six months “that will require all new residential and commercial buildings in Los Angeles to be built so that they will achieve zero-carbon emissions.” The plans are expected to […]

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U.S. DOE Seeks Input on Funding for Cost-Effective Implementation of Updated Building Energy Codes

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 14:00:03 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather responses from the public that will inform the program development and execution of Section 40511 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This provision makes $225 million available over the next five years to state agencies and partnerships to help drive the […]

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