The 3rd Annual Midwest Regional Energy Codes Conference was held in Indianapolis, IN on October 3-4, 2012. This invitation-only event will brought together energy codes stakeholders from across the Midwest region to further develop a regional approach to promoting the adoption and improving compliance with the energy code.
Presentations from the 3rd Annual Conference
I. State Efforts in Adopting the 2012 IECC
II. Specific Issues Related to Code Adoption
III. Energy Code Compliance Solutions
IV. Utility Programs and Codes
V. Building Energy Benchmarking and Rating
Building Energy Codes Reading List 2012
Utility Programs and Codes
□ Utility Programs and Building Energy Codes: How utility programs can help realize the potential of building energy codes and how energy codes can help utilities achieve energy efficiency goals. (Isaac Elnecave, MEEA)
□ Enhancing Energy Code Compliance through Partnerships with Utilities. (Isaac Elnecave, MEEA; Chris Baker, The Weidt Group; Carolyn Sarno, NEEP; Puja Vohra, National Grid)
□ Integrating Codes and Standards into Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Portfolios (Adam Cooper and Lisa Wood, IEE)
□ Case Studies on SEO and Utility Involvement in Building Energy Code Programs - Washington Case Study: Utility Code Group Experience Helps Inform Other States. (NASEO)
Energy Code Compliance Solutions
□ A Comprehensive Approach to Energy Code Education (David Cohan, NEEA)
□ The Washington State Energy Code: Certification for Inspectors and Plan Reviewers for the Non-Residential Energy Code (Rick Kunkle, Washington State University)
Building Energy Benchmarking and Rating
□ Building Energy Benchmarking Final Technical Report (Dr. Xiaohui Zhou, Iowa Energy Center; Tom McDougall, The Weidt Group)
Iowa Energy Center Final Technical Report (April 2012) describes the results from the State of Iowa public building energy benchmarking pilot project.
□ Guaranteed Energy Savings Program (Minnesota Department of Commerce)
The State of Minnesota Department of Commerce has created a number of energy savings programs, including the Guaranteed Energy Savings Program, for state agencies and local units of government. These technical and financial assistance programs build upon their B3 Public Building Benchmarking Program and support those seeking to implement energy efficiency and/or renewable energy improvement strategies in state facilities using Energy Savings Performance Contracts.
□ Commercial Building Asset Score
□ Home Energy Score
□ Building Performance Database (US Department of Energy)
The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program has developed tools for tracking energy use in commercial (Commercial Building Energy Asset Score) and residential buildings (Home Energy Score). The Building Performance Database is a means for tracking and evaluating these energy efficiency projects.
□ Green MLS Toolkit
□ Midwest Real Estate Data (National Association of REALTORS®, NAR Green REsource Council)
The National Association of REALTORS® and NAR's Green REsource Council developed the Green MLS Tool Kit to assist communities and green building advocates to support efficient flow of green home information and value to the market. As one of the first regions to include ‘green’ data fields, the Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor for the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS).