Dive into the future of energy efficiency and decarbonization. Held next to Nat’l Energy Codes Conf.

Attend the ‘Future of Building Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization’ Meeting of Experts

Tuesday, May 28, Denver, CO

The newest ICC Sustainability Membership Council subcommittee is calling all interested parties and industry experts to attend a new event that will dive into the future of energy efficiency and decarbonization, and that will be held adjacent to the 2019 National Energy Codes Conference.
Tuesday, May 28th
1:00-5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Hilton Denver City Center
In July of 2018, the International Code Council hosted a diverse group of policy experts, representatives from the major grids, cities and states with advanced policies, and other thought leaders in building energy efficiency to discuss the future of building energy efficiency and management. The roundtable was convened adjacent to the DOE 2018 National Energy Code Conference.
The forum solicited dialogue and input from leaders and advocates on collective goals. The group addressed such questions as:
  • Where should we want to go as a nation with energy efficiency in buildings?
  • What are the challenges and resources available in reaching those goals?
  • Is there some level of collaboration in which we should be engaging that currently does not exist?
Current Status
The group has met and produced several draft reports, focused on developing guidance and tools for states and jurisdictions seeking carbon reduction. With both the IECC and IgCC in mind, the group is now poised to move forward, working to establish ICC as a nationwide leader for states and AHJs with carbon and energy reduction goals.
Moving Forward
Initially, it is anticipated the subcommittee will focus on:
  1. A gap analysis – what is needed, what products and materials currently exists, and what can ICC provide states and AHJs with carbon reduction and energy efficiency goals beyond the IECC and IgCC
  2. Any building energy product that would be an extension of the IgCC/IECC compliance path
  3. Address how to include water – also an extension of IgCC

Your Help is Needed

We encourage all interested parties to attend this meeting to help refine the path forward and discuss alternative ideas, issues and other important aspects of energy efficiency and decarbonization that will help advance communities agendas in these areas. Discussions will include impact assessments and how to address obstacles to new energy initiative implementations. No registration required to attend.
If you have additional question, please contact Michelle Britt at mbritt@iccsafe.org.