ICLEI is partnering with the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, National Association of Regional Councils, Urban Sustainability Directors Network, Institute for Market Transformation, and the Building Codes Assistance Project to provide opportunities to local governments to learn more about building energy codes and how to participate in the voting process for the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.
Building energy codes are an important policy for achieving local energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. These codes set the minimum standard of energy efficiency for building structures. Buildings consume about 40% of total U.S. energy use, so ensuring these buildings are as efficient as possible is an essential component of meeting ambitious GHG reduction goals.
In 2016, officials from municipalities and states have the opportunity to cast one of the most critical energy policy votes when the International Code Council updates America’s Model Energy Code (the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
- Be recognized as a leading municipality on building energy codes.
- Opportunity to be involved early in code development
- Opportunity to vote in support of efficiency gains
- Local building departments gain valuable knowledge of code changes which will help improve compliance when the code is adopted.
- Codes are an effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Help stabilize energy costs for homeowners, businesses, and manufacturers
- Strengthen the economy
- Development and access to educational materials on building energy codes
- Opportunity to join advocacy meetings and webinars
- Training on use of cdpAccess
- Direct involvement in building code development
- Vote on code changes that are important to your community
- JOIN or RENEW YOUR JURISDICTION’S ICC MEMBERSHIP BY MARCH 18, 2016 TO ENSURE THAT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES CAN VOTE TO UPDATE THE 2018 IECC.
- Submit Names of Your Voting Representatives (GMVRs) to the ICC by September 19, 2016
- Send government voting member representatives to participate in Public Comment Hearings in Kansas City from October 19-25, 2016
- Make sure all GMVRs vote using cdpAccess to promote efficiency from November 8-21, 2016
Travel Scholarships available
ICLEI USA is providing travel scholarships to local governments for the express intent of enabling qualified local government officials (GMVRs) to attend the ICC Final Comment Hearings in Kansas City, MO, October 19-25, 2016. While the travel scholarship is intended to partially cover expenses of the individual traveler, the expense reimbursement payment will be made only to the local government (i.e. the traveler’s employer.) Please note, your voting representatives must have been registered with the ICC by September 19 in order to vote.
If you are interested in a scholarship, you must fill out an application. Funds will be provided on a first-come basis while available. For more information including application instructions and terms and conditions, please click here.
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