Improving coordination between state energy codes and utility new construction programs.
There are significant opportunities to improve the coordination between state energy codes and utility new construction programs that will increase the amount of energy saved in a manner that is cost-effective to all concerned. Among the options available are:. (1) Development of linkages between code requirements and elegibility levels for utility new construction programs.. (2) Utility promotion of new code levels before they become mandatory.. (3) Utility promotion of efficient technologies and practices to lay a foundation for code updates.. (4) Utility advocacy for stronger code levels.. (5) Utility-sponsored training and technical assistance programs for code inspectors and building designers on code requirements and ways to meet and exceed these code requirements and ways to meet and exceed these code requirements.. (6) Utility financial assistance to state and local goverments for energy code enforcement efforts.. (7) Utility hook-up requirements or fees based on code requirements. Utilities in the U.S. and Canada have pursued each of these options. Case studies on these experiencies are presented and recommendations made for future efforts in these areas..
Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía. Secretaría de Planificación del Sub-Sector Energía - Centro de Información de Energía y Ambiente, CIENA
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