U.S. Department of Energy: Building Energy Codes Program Stakeholder Meeting. David Cohan, Jeremiah Williams, Mohammed Khan, Mark Lessans Building Technologies Office April 24, 2014. BECP: Meeting Information. http://www.energycodes.gov/events/stakeholder-meeting-April-24-2014 Provides:
U.S. Department of Energy: Building Energy Codes Program
David Cohan, Jeremiah Williams, Mohammed Khan, Mark Lessans
Building Technologies Office
April 24, 2014
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The purposes of this subchapter, therefore, are to—
Provide for the development and implementation, as soon as practicable, of voluntary performance standards for new residential and commercial buildings which are designed to achieve the maximum practicableimprovements in energy efficiency and increases in the use of nondepletable sources of energy; and
Encourage States and local governmentsto adopt and enforce such standards throughtheir existing building codes and other construction control mechanisms, or to applythem through a special approval process.
Building Energy Codes Program
Support the building energy code and standard development, adoption, implementation and enforcement processes to achieve the maximum practicable improvements in building energy efficiency.
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