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The 2021 building energy code will be the best one yet

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Big win for the 2021 IECC

The 2021 IECC will save homeowners and businesses money, reduce climate emissions, and deliver comfort and durability in new homes and buildings constructed to 2021 IECC standards

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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.

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Our nation excels because we have the world’s most productive, creative, and innovative private sector. When we develop products and practices that improve building safety and put thousands of dollars into the wallets of homeowners, it is critical that these developments are updated in building codes and standards. That way, building inspectors remain familiar with new technologies, and citizens and businesses can benefit from the energy savings they bring.

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