We hope these ready-made resources from EECC and its partners help you convince others that voting on the 2021 IECC is a critical step that can help move our country forward. If you need something that’s not here, please ask us — we will try our best to get you what you need.

National Association of Home Builders Article: How to Communicate the Benefits of Green Homes

A look at one question in the NAHB's latest survey "What Home Buyers Really Want" - and how much buyers are willing to pay for energy-efficiency.

April 22, 2019, News and Opinions, by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

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New York Times Op-Ed: An Important Vote for the Climate

Local officials across the country will have a chance to vote on new energy efficiency standards for buildings in November. But few tend to vote.

March 20, 2019, News and Opinions, by Justin Gills

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Article: The Green New Deal aims to get buildings off fossil fuels. These 6 places have already started.

Some cities are using energy standards and other approaches to reduce the 40 percent of greenhouse gases caused by powering buildings.

March 20, 2019, News and Opinions, by David Roberts, Vox

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Boston City Councilman Offers 6-minute Video: “How to Join ICC” to Vote

This 6-minute video tutorial shows other jurisdiction how to Join the ICC and Register to Vote - featuring Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley.

March 19, 2019, News and Opinions, by Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Sierra Club Massachusetts, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership

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The Energy Code Voting Process Has Begun. Is Your City Ready?

This recap of the IECC code process is an important reminder: Understand the issues at stake and don’t forget to vote!

February 18, 2019, News and Opinions, by Kim Cheslak, Institute for Market Transformation

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Electric Cars Are Here, So Why Are We Still Building Homes That Aren’t Ready for Charging Them?

The Alliance is advocating for a fix: adding a provision to the national model building code to require most new homes to include "EV ready" circuits.

February 8, 2019, News and Opinions, by Alliance to Save Energy

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