The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

For nearly two decades, successive versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) – the nation’s only federally-recognized model code – and its predecessor, the Model Energy Code, made only 1 – 2 percent gains in energy efficiency. That changed in 2009 and 2012, when the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC) brought together government and business leaders, regional energy efficiency alliances, academics, think tanks, utilities, conservation groups, utilities, low-income housing groups, and energy consumers to support a 30 percent energy efficiency boost.

In 2013, local and state public officials from across the U.S. rejected a withering campaign to roll back the historic, 30% efficiency gains from the 2009 and 2012 versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), voting to produce a 2015 IECC that is equivalent to or perhaps slightly more energy efficient than the 2012 version it updates.

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