Including Building Codes in States’ Clean Power Plans

March 17, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

ACEEE Energy ManageThe American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a step-by-step guide that helps states document and claim emissions reductions resulting from building energy codes as a means of complying with their obligations under the Clean Power Plan.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan allows states to employ end-use energy efficiency to comply with their emissions mandates, but provides little detail on how states would go about obtaining credit for these policies and programs.

By collecting 111(d) technical support documents, previous EPA guidance on crediting of air quality benefits from energy efficiency, and approved state implementation plans, ACEEE’s tool provides states with a step-by step approach to including building codes in their plans.

 

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