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Building Codes

Getting Into The Zone: Using Green Zoning to Achieve our Carbon Reduction Goals

In many states around the country, the increased stringency of building energy codes is the only way to ensure that building energy is reduced over time. However, international building energy codes are only updated periodically and sometimes take years to be adopted at the state level. This often results in building energy reduction falling behind state carbon reduction goals.

Posted In: Buildings

Carbon Reduction in Commercial New Construction

Every city climate action plan I have ever read references moving to zero energy buildings as well as  more stringent or zero energy building energy codes. These are great plan elements and certainly are “doable” things to include in a plan. That said, zero energy buildings are not all that easy to accomplish across the broader market, and they certainly won’t happen without a substantial supportive effort.

Policy Tracker: November 2017

Policy Tracker: November 2017

The season of coming together with friends and family is fast approaching, and Thanksgiving will kick it off this week. With this, I think about the past year and what I am grateful for, as well as what I look forward to most in the New Year.

Posted In: Policy News

Removing Asbestos From Older Schools

This blog, including the information and statistics on asbestos and related diseases such as mesothelioma, was provided by the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Older School Buildings and Asbestos

Posted In: Buildings

Which Energy Efficiency Policies Saved the Most Last Year?

This post originally appeared on the ACEEE Blog.  

Fresh Faces at NEEP!

NEEP is pleased to welcome a trio of new faces to our Public Policy and EM&V Teams! While Kevin Rose is an accomplished recent graduate, Serafina Zeringo and Xiao are joining us as interns as they pursue studies in environmental policy.

60 seconds on why Building Energy Reporting is good for Boston

Testifying in front of the Boston City Hall Council is a lot like speed dating - at least from what I know of speed dating.  I've never had the occasion or desire to try speed dating, but after appearing before the Council recently, I think I now have a good idea of what it might be like....

Posted In: Buildings

Strong Partnerships Progress Multi-Family Project

The world of multi-family efficiency is reaching a turning point in its evolution. The multi-family sector promises substantial potential energy savings that have not...

Posted In: Buildings

Time is Savings-Connecticut’s Building Code Conundrum

Last week, a damaging bill (HB 5749) for building energy...