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The Energy Rating Index (ERI): A Must-Know Code Compliance Path

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Oct 14, 2016 10:21:06 AM


The Energy Rating Index (ERI) in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code provides new code compliance flexibility and a streamlined platform to for homes to get to net zero.  The ERI, based on RESNET/ICC Standard 301, allows the code user to account for all energy used onsite and not just the energy used by the building envelope, heating and cooling system, water heating and lighting. This includes the use of on-site power production which typically means the use of solar electric (renewables) to offset the energy transmitted to the house from the grid.  The use of renewables as an “energy savings” strategy and potential trade-off for other efficiency features in a house has been very controversial in the 2018 ICC IECC Code Development process. 

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