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New Study Provides Guidance to States Exploring Options to Link Utility Efficiency Programs with Energy Codes Savings

By Stephanie Spear, Manager, Building Codes Policy

As states increasingly look to utilities to play an active role in supporting building energy codes, a new report from a coalition of energy efficiency advocates, has been issued to provide guidance for how state regulatory commissions and energy offices can best develop and evaluate such efforts.

The report, Attributing Building Energy Code Savings to Energy Efficiency Programs, developed by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Forum; the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT); and IEE, an institute of the Edison Foundation, provides in-depth guidance on program options, evaluation protocol, and regulatory considerations for efficiency program administrators and policymakers.

Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits all approach, the report provides an overview of the code and utility policy environment in 17 diverse states to help categorize the unique opportunities and challenges posed by local conditions. Read more in the study here.

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