America’s Building Energy Policy Determined by Local Government
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.
November 18th Webinar: Improving Efficiency in the 2018 IECC through Online Voting with cdpACCESS.