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Strategy EI2.8: Seek improvements to state building codes to increase energy efficiency standards.

Strategy Description

Building energy codes establish energy efficiency standards for residential and commercial buildings, thereby setting a minimum level of energy efficiency and locking in the energy savings at the time of new construction or renovation. Codes typically specify requirements for “thermal resistance” in the building shell and windows, minimum air leakage, and minimum heating and cooling equipment efficiencies. Improvements to state codes can lead to greater energy efficiency and lower energy costs for home and business owners.

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EI2: Improve residential, commercial, and industrial sector energy performance through the promotion of sustainable design, energy efficiency, conservation, and advanced energy analytics.

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