Thursday, February 19, 2009

DOE Energy Code Update

In a recent ruling, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) updated the energy code used by states in crafting their own codes for commercial buildings. All states now must have codes equal to or more stringent than ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 or apply for an exemption; the previous requirement referenced the 1999 version of the standard. The change represents a 12% increase in site energy savings, according to DOE.

From Building Green, via GreenSource .

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