Support the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Update


The Energy Efficiency Codes Coalition has mounted a national campaign to help support the latest update to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and is looking for help from local governments that vote in their International Code Council (ICC) chapters!

Several fact sheets shared below describe the simple, no-cost action that ICC local governmental members can take to insure that their 4, 8 or 12 voting reps have current voting credentials for the final voting on the 2018 IECC content.  ICC GMVRs will be able to cast their ballots on-line from the comfort of their own offices during the November 8-22 on-line voting window.

Why is this important?

Buildings account for 42% of total energy use in the United States. They also use 71% of all electricity and are responsible for 40% of CO2 emissions. More efficient buildings use less energy, stabilize grids, and save consumers and businesses money on their utility costs.

The 2018 IECC Campaign is your opportunity to help set national energy policy by voting for efficiency improvements and against roll-backs in building energy codes.

The power is in your hands – and those of other concerned local governments – to upgrade the IECC, America’s model energy code for efficient new residential and commercial building construction. About 75% of new construction nationwide is covered by this energy code.

Join with the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC), Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), and other energy efficiency advocates in this year’s campaign to improve the 2018 IECC by a minimum of 5% and adopt a practice of regular and steady efficiency improvements every three years.

Tune into our ongoing national webinar series to learn how your local government can effectively participate in this national policy debate. For more information, please visit:

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