March 11, 2024

Did you know that modern building energy codes also increase safety?

Structures built in accordance with modern building codes have greater structural integrity, safer wiring, and more adequate fire prevention. But did you know that modern building energy codes also contribute to the reduction of casualties, costs, and damages from disasters? There are many benefits to having an up-to-date energy code, including increased energy efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved occupant comfort and safety, and greater community resilience.

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In this resource, Life-Saving Energy Codes: What Building Safety Officials Need to Know, we explore how energy codes can safe lives and increase the benefits of adopting and updating building energy codes in your jurisdiction. Effective enforcement of codes enhances well-being, passive survivability, and grid resilience while also fostering a healthier, more durable, and sustainable built environment.

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