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Title: Residential building code compliance: Implications for evaluating the performance of utility residential new construction programs

Abstract

Knowing how well builders comply with (or exceed) energy-related building codes is critical for completing a sound evaluation of utility residential new construction programs and for determining the actual cost-effectiveness of these programs. Obtaining credit from utility regulators for additional energy savings from code compliance in participant houses as a result of the utility program is one of the key options available for utilities for improving the cost-effectiveness of these programs. In this paper, the authors examine residential building energy code compliance and specific code violations in three states (California, Oregon and Washington). They then compare residential building energy code compliance for program participants and nonparticipants as well as estimates of the energy savings impacts from noncompliance. The authors also point out some of the methodological limitations of these studies which limit the ability to generalize from these studies.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States); New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Albany, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
418459
Report Number(s):
LBL-38382; CONF-9608106-8
ON: DE97001258; CNN: Contract BG9228200; TRN: AHC29702%%74
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1996 American Council for an Energy-Efficieny Economy (ACEEE) summer study on energy efficiency in buildings, Pacific Grove, CA (United States), 25-31 Aug 1996; Other Information: PBD: May 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; HOUSES; BUILDING CODES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; COMPLIANCE AUDITS; BUILDERS; LOAD MANAGEMENT; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Vine, E. Residential building code compliance: Implications for evaluating the performance of utility residential new construction programs. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Vine, E. Residential building code compliance: Implications for evaluating the performance of utility residential new construction programs. United States.
Vine, E. 1996. "Residential building code compliance: Implications for evaluating the performance of utility residential new construction programs". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/418459.
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abstractNote = {Knowing how well builders comply with (or exceed) energy-related building codes is critical for completing a sound evaluation of utility residential new construction programs and for determining the actual cost-effectiveness of these programs. Obtaining credit from utility regulators for additional energy savings from code compliance in participant houses as a result of the utility program is one of the key options available for utilities for improving the cost-effectiveness of these programs. In this paper, the authors examine residential building energy code compliance and specific code violations in three states (California, Oregon and Washington). They then compare residential building energy code compliance for program participants and nonparticipants as well as estimates of the energy savings impacts from noncompliance. The authors also point out some of the methodological limitations of these studies which limit the ability to generalize from these studies.},
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