Call for materials: The future of building energy efficiency and zero carbon buildings subcommittee update
The International Code Council’s Sustainability Membership Council subcommittee task groups have been meeting to continue collaboration on topics of interest, education, identifying resources and working on supporting materials to share with interested parties.
The work of the subcommittee is twofold:
- Informative guidance for states and jurisdictions interested in advanced energy efficiency and carbon reduction, and
- A model policy and program implementation toolkit.
This material will be part of the Code Council’s new Energy Efficiency resource page, which will be used to inform and update users on International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) code compliance and other building energy efficiency issues — providing resources from the Code Council and around the country on multiple aspects of building energy efficiency.
We value your assistance
We are currently populating the model policy database, and welcome your recommendations for links to policies, best practices and resources in the following categories:
- Base IECC Compliance policies, programs, materials and resources
- Advanced Building Energy Policies and Resources
- Embodied Carbon Policies and Resources
- Grid Modernization, building grid connectivity, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, etc.
- Existing Building Energy Conservation and efficiency programs, laws/regulations/policies, and Resources
- Building Operations and Maintenance Guidance
- Incentive Programs & Policies
- Workforce Training and Development
Please send your recommendations — along with the links for policies, best practices and resources with a note identifying which category of the database they belong in — to Michelle Britt, director of energy programs at the International Code Council.
In July 2018, the 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 U.S. Department of Energy’s 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?
If you have additional questions, please contact Michelle Britt.