Are you ready for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)? Changes to the 2012 code will make the 2015 version the most energy-saving code yet. But, as with any building code, the 2015 IECC has to be adopted by a state or local jurisdiction before it takes effect. Roughly half of the country is currently under the 2009 IECC, but many states and cities are considering the 2015 IECC as their next energy code. This will affect home builders across the country.
The biggest change to affect builders is the introduction of a new Energy Rating Index (ERI) compliance path. Overall, the ERI compliance option provides design flexibility that can lead to significant cost savings over the prescriptive path, while also allowing home buyers to understand a home’s energy efficiency and save money on utility bills.
Read this ARTICLE and get prepared for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).