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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.

ARTICLE: Want Boston to be a Carbon-Neutral City? Raise Energy Efficiency Standards for Buildings

Building energy use accounts for 70% of Boston's carbon emissions. Energy codes can help the city reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

October 17, 2018, News and Opinions, by News radio wbur, Henrietta Davis and Joan Fitzgerald


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31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

A 2018 U.S. Energy Information Administration report that describes widespread hardship paying energy bills.

September 19, 2018, Reports, by NPR


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2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Energy Conservation Code

ICC reports "the energy code has saved U.S. consumers over $44 billion and avoided 36 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions". And more...

July 24, 2018, News and Opinions, by ICC


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Energy Codes are Life-Safety Codes

A two-page fact sheet from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance that describes the health-safety and other benefits of the energy code.

July 23, 2018, Fact Sheets, by Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance


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Energy Codes Are Life-Safety Codes

A 2018 SWEEP blog that describes how energy codes work in tandem with the other model building codes to ensure safe buildings.

July 23, 2018, Fact Sheets, by Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)


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Appraisal and Real Estate Information

Information on how to increase the appraised value of homes with energy efficiency features.

January 1, 2018, News and Opinions, by BCAP


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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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