Dynamic efficiency gains in the nation’s model energy code can mean billions of dollars in utility bill savings for home and commercial building owners/occupants, more stable electricity grids, reduced reliance on energy imports and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.  After uniting leaders in the policy, business, construction, utility, low-income advocacy and environmental arenas to win a 30% efficiency boost in America’s model energy code, the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition is now campaigning to put future IECCs (the International Code Council will complete action on the 2015 IECC in late 2013) on a glide path of continued progress.  EECC also mounts “SWAT Teams” designed to convince local and state policymakers to adopt the 2012 IECC as their building energy code.

Better building energy codes result in myriad benefits for the nation: energy savings quickly recoup the cost of efficiency improvements – then put thousands of dollars into the wallets of homeowners; efficient homes are built better, more comfortable, and have higher resale value; and because they reduce energy demand from all new and renovated homes, codes can help stabilize overall energy prices and delay the need for new power plant construction.