New Energy Code Will Result in Increased Energy Efficiency for Residential and Commercial Buildings
Berndt, Carolyn, Nation's Cities Weekly
The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code adopted last week .at the Final Action Hearings of the International Code Council (ICC) will result in historic gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes.
Local governments from across the nation sent delegations to Charlotte, N.C., to vote on this historic proposal, which will likely achieve a 30 percent energy efficiency and conservation savings over the 2006 IECC.
Increased energy efficiency in buildings is particularly important as over one third of all global greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere annually come from this sector. In the United States, buildings account for 39 percent of …
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Publication information: Article title: New Energy Code Will Result in Increased Energy Efficiency for Residential and Commercial Buildings. Contributors: Berndt, Carolyn - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 33. Issue: 41 Publication date: November 8, 2010. Page number: 5. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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