Why is updating to current Energy Codes so important?
Building codes address critical societal concerns, including public health, safety, and environmental protection. Together, a suite of codes play a significant role in determining a building’s quality, safety, and energy efficiency for its entire lifespan. They also impact operational and maintenance costs, and provide a universal language for architects, engineers, builders, contractors, and inspectors.
Updated energy codes are significantly helping address energy issues by prioritizing efficiency in building design and construction. Communities using these updated codes benefit, and jurisdictions enforcing them enact positive change that enhances people’s lives and safety.
Check out this graphic from the International Code Council (ICC) to see how the International Energy Conservation Code has evolved from 1983 to 2021!
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