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Building officials from across the nation voted to support gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes at the Final Action Hearings for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
Through a funding contract with the Department of Energy, copies of the I-P edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are being offered as a free downloadable PDF as of October 22, 2010.
In September, the ACEEE announced the first ever awards initiative for exceptional state-led energy efficiency programs.
Industry professionals are eligible to enter the Fluke football BIG GAME SWEEPS, which includes two tickets to attend Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.
States across the county have achieved major new strides in energy efficiency, according to the 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the nonprofit and independent ACEEE.
Free digital copies (registration required) of the International Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are now available.
A survey from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) looked at where localities are on the spectrum of turning priorities into concrete actions.
NIBS has encouraged DOE to use a holistic approach to achieve sustainability in federal buildings; look at lifecycle costs instead of first costs as a basis for sustainable decision making; and include operations and maintenance staff and building occupants in the long-term strategies for sustainability.
Grand prize winners are the Duke Energy Center, Charlotte, NC, and the Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA.
As of June 2010, the building codes of 14 states and four territories do not meet the requirements in 90.1-2007. A total of $5 million from the DOE is available to be awarded for up to 20 states.