Digital copies of energy conservation code are now available

WASHINGTON — Free digital copies of the International Code Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are now available at: thanks to funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The funding is part of DOE’s initiative to meet nationwide energy-efficiency goals through its Building Technologies Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

According to the DOE, the 2009 IECC will produce approximately 15% in residential energy efficiency gains compared to the 2006 edition. The 2009 IECC is the target building energy code that all 50 governors agreed to achieve compliance with under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The IECC is referenced in federal law determined by Congress through the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and serves as the basis for federal tax credits for energy-efficient homes, energy-efficiency standards for federal residential buildings and manufactured housing, and state residential energy code determinations.

The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. The International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the U.S.

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