The Power is in Your Hands:
America’s Building Energy Policy Determined by Local Government

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

The Pro-Efficiency Ballots for Governmental Members of the ICC:
**EECC’s Voting Recommendations for a More Efficient 2018 IECC are now available**

**LATE BREAKING NEWS! ICC EXTENDS ONLINE VOTING PERIOD THROUGH NOVEMBER 27th**
See the ICC announcement at: http://www.iccsafe.org/news-announcements/online-governmental-consensus-vote-extended-until-nov-27/

The Energy Efficient Codes Coalition urges supporters of energy efficiency to take advantage of this additional opportunity to approve measures that increase efficiency in the 2018 IECC, and disapprove backsliding measures that reduce efficiency. Please refer to the EECC Voting Guides for our detailed recommendations on measures to support or oppose.

Even if you voted in the Public Comment Hearings in Kansas City, Governmental Member Voting Representatives must visit cdpACCESS, log in with your “My ICC” email and password, and vote again. Improving the efficiency of the 2018 IECC requires your support. There are few key proposals on the ICC’s ballot that will boost efficiency, and nearly all of them will require 2/3 majorities to make it into the 2018 IECC. The most significant residential proposal – RE179 “Builder Flex Points” – will achieve the modest 5% efficiency gain endorsed by the US Conference of Mayors. A similar proposal – CE43 – will achieve the same efficiency boost for commercial buildings.

Reject Costly Efficiency Rollbacks. While voters at the ICC’s Public Comment Hearing opposed the efficiency rollback and trade-off proposals, the only vote that counts is your official online vote in November. The power is in your hands to vote to keep rollbacks and efficiency trade-offs out of the 2018 IECC.

We’re making pro-efficiency voting easy: You can influence national energy policy with as little as 15 minutes! EECC’s Online Voting Guide – endorsed by the US Conference of Mayors – uses a simple yardstick. If proposals boost efficiency using readily available technology, we’ll recommend its adoption. If it rolls back or trades away efficiency gains, we’ll urge its rejection.

**View the EECC Efficiency Ballots**


November 18th Webinar: Improving Efficiency in the 2018 IECC through Online Voting with cdpACCESS.

You can also watch a recorded version of this webinar here.

► For Mayors and Government Officials

At the 84th Annual Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition asked America’s mayors why energy efficient building codes are important.

► For Sustainability Officials and Energy Efficiency Advocates


America’s Model Energy Code (view on Vimeo)


To vote on the 2018 IECC, it is imperative that the PRIMARY representative have validated his or her organization’s entire list of GMVRs by the September 19th deadline.

NEW FACT SHEETS: GMVR Registration | Action Alert

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► For Code Officials and Government Member Voting Representatives (GMVRs)

EECC’s Comprehensive Efficiency Ballot – Three Voting Options:
Our comprehensive and fast track ballots detail all 180 proposals affecting the IECC and the 119 proposals on which EECC offers voting recommendations. There are 85 IECC Residential, 80 IECC Commercial, and 15 Admin proposals that impact America’s next model energy code, the 2018 IECC.

New Development on the Energy Rating Index! Statement of Support of RE-173 modified by Public Comment #1

EECC’s Builder Flex Points Proposal – RE179 – was endorsed unanimously by the US Conference of Mayors.


Improve your community by voting on building energy codes. More efficient buildings use less energy, stabilize grids, and save consumers and businesses money on their utility costs. EECC will provide you with everything you need, including step-by-step instructions of how to register and cast your votes. We’ll also provide a “voting guide” to identify the most critical proposed changes and help inform your decision on how to vote. Still have questions? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to provide assistance!

Remember to vote using cdpAccess to promote efficiency from November 8-21, 2016!

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►Other Resources

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