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Energy Efficiency Matters Now More Than Ever

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lauren Urbanek
Achieving a low-carbon future is in reach–but only if policy-makers take swift and decisive actions to prioritize energy efficiency.

The Senate’s Historic Opportunity to Lower Your Energy Bill

Expert BlogUnited States, Washington, D.C.Lauren Urbanek, Deron Lovaas

Buildings are responsible for about 40 percent of carbon emissions in the United States—but the investments in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will help to substantially reduce emissions from our buildings while lowering energy costs for consumers and improving…

Demystifying Energy Code Development

Expert BlogUnited States, InternationalLauren Urbanek
Building code development looks a lot different this year than it has in the past. Here is a breakdown of how things are going.

Biden Budget Will Mean Better Buildings for All

Expert BlogUnited StatesLauren Urbanek

To truly meet the nation’s climate goals, we must address the efficiency and fossil fuel consumption of our buildings, which are responsible for about 40 percent of all climate pollution

DOE Confirms What We Knew: Latest Energy Codes Save Big

Expert BlogUnited StatesLauren Urbanek

Newly constructed homes that comply with the most recent energy codes will save more than 9 percent in savings compared to those built to previous versions of the codes, according to new analysis by the Department of Energy.

“Building Back Better” Buildings

Expert BlogLauren Urbanek, Khalil Shahyd
President Biden’s new American Jobs Plan will put our country on a path to a better, more efficient future for all.

Changes to Energy Code Process Strip Power from Local Voters

Expert BlogInternationalLauren Urbanek

The development of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will move from a procedure driven by the votes of thousands of local governmental members, to one that relies on decision-making by a committee.

New Stretch Code Will Mean Low-Carbon Buildings

Expert BlogUnited StatesLauren Urbanek

The 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) improves the energy efficiency of new buildings but does not go so far to directly address their climate emissions.