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Cost Data In Support of Energy-Efficient Codes

A new webinar by the Institute of Market Transformation looks at the cost-effectiveness of energy-efficient codes.  

Sign up today for an important webinar for  Cost-Effectiveness of the Residential Provisions of the 2021 IECC ,” which is scheduled for Friday, February 25, 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada).

An energy-efficient code is more cost effective for building owners and occupants, but there has been confusion over the data, according to the Institute of Market Transformation. 

The NAHB recently commissioned Home Innovation Research Labs (HIRL) to report on the cost-effectiveness of the 2021 IECC, and that report concluded that improvements in the 2021 IECC were not cost-effective and were not in the homeowner’s interest. 

These findings contradicted those of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) National Cost Effectiveness of the Residential Provisions of the 2021 IECC.

To get answers, ICF conducted an analysis of HIRL's report prepared with the same methodology but using independent, third-party pricing information. ICF found significantly lower costs, a shorter payback period, and implementation costs similar to the 2018 IECC.

In the webinar, Michael Brown, Managing Consultant, Building Technologies for ICF, will discuss the findings and detail why such striking differences in analysis ultimately stymie progress on energy efficiency and can potentially derail energy conservation and efficiency efforts.

Click here to join the webinar.

Moderator: Amy Boyce, Director, Energy-Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC)

Presenter: Michael Brown, Managing Consultant, Building Technologies, ICF

About the Presenter: Michael Brown is a senior project manager for ICF, where he supports energy efficiency policy development and implementation for federal, state, local, and utility clients. He has supported the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star Certified Homes program since 2012. Michael has also previously worked to help the U.S. Department of Energy develop energy conservation standards and test procedures for appliances and equipment.