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Economic Impact of the IPC

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE IPC


The International Code Council commissioned a comprehensive independent analysis of the costs and savings associated with building under the International Plumbing Code (IPC).*
THE IPC IMPROVES HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

On average, a single-family home could save up to $4,000 in labor, materials and overhead built under the IPC compared to other plumbing codes.

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Approximately 168 million people live in a state that has adopted the IPC.

Counties that applied the IPC:


Saved $38 billion in construction costs


Emitted 1 million fewer tons of CO


Realized 166,000 more jobs


Saved 880 million feet of pipe

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It's your money

In 2M+ homes constructed in states without the IPC, over $1 billion in additional labor, materials and overhead costs were passed on to renters and homeowners.

Average Savings by Building Typology

 
Material Cost Savings
Labor Cost Savings
Overhead Cost Savings
Total Cost Savings
APARTMENT BUILDING
$207K
$44K
$47K
$298K
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
$12K
$11K
$4K
$27K
GROCERY STORE
$40K
$25K
$13K
$78K
HOTEL
$13K
$6K
$4K
$23K
OFFICE BUILDING
$12K
$4K
$3K
$19K
SINGLE FAMILY HOME
$0.7K
$2K
$0.6K
$3K
Totals may not sum due to rounding.

To learn more about the code's impact on construction, the economy and the environment, read the full report at www.iccsafe.org/IPC.

*Study conducted by Hatch and Henderson Engineers covering 2007-2018

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