Report: Building Energy Codes Have Big Impact

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03/11/2014

Report: Building Energy Codes Have Big Impact

 
Building codes have resulted in huge energy cost savings.

Through the DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program (BECP), every dollar the DOE has spent on building energy codes over the past two decades has resulted in $400 in energy cost savings, according to a new report.

Cumulative full-fuel cycle, or FFC, energy savings from 1992 to 2012 are estimated to be approximately 4.8 quads and cost savings to consumers have been more than $44 billion.

These savings have resulted primarily from the program’s activities which upgrade the model energy codes, accelerate their adoption by states and localities, and improve code compliance by means of various software tools, and other types of training and technical support.

The federal budgetary cost of the program over this same period (1992-2012) was estimated to be around $110 million.

To view the full report, visit www.fiercemarkets.com.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 


 
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