Making the Case
The IECC is the only building code that pays for itself via lower monthly energy bills.
IECC-regulation buildings allowed residents to stay in their homes for more days during extreme weather conditions – literally saving lives.
Each year in the U.S. about 110,000 new commercial buildings and more than 1 million new homes are built — all new space that needs to be heated, cooled, and powered.
A 2018 US Conference of Mayors Resolution calls on all Mayors to support stronger energy codes.
A survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) showed that nine out of 10 buyers would choose a highly energy efficient home with lower utility bills rather than one costing 2 to 3 percent less.
Help Make a Difference
Each year in the U.S. about 110,000 new commercial buildings (about 1.6 billion square feet!) and more than 1 million new homes are built — all new space that needs to be heated, cooled, and powered. The vast majority of which are not constructed using modern-day technologies and building practices — causing unnecessarily high energy bills for owners and tenants, and resulting in excessive greenhouse gas emissions caused by our demand for energy.
In 2019, local governments will vote to determine how efficient America’s next model energy code will be, which will impact the energy needs of new buildings. You can help us secure enough votes in November to put our nation’s energy code on a glide path to building affordability, durability, and reduced environmental impact caused by our demand for energy.
Get All the Resources You Need
Mayor’s Fact Sheet and Checklist
A one-page resource for Mayors and their staff on the benefits of and critical deadlines for updating the 2021 IECC.
EECC Codes-Carbon Calculator
A tool for cities & states to estimate the energy and carbon savings of updating energy codes. Be sure to click "Enable Content" at top.
EECC’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Code Cycle B and the 2021 IECC
These answers to all Frequently Asked Questions describes the development/update process, critical deadlines and more.
Local Governments Have the Power to Move National Energy Codes Forward
This 1-page (2-sided) fact sheet provides an overview of how local governments can improve America's model energy code this year (2019).