DOE Funds Free Downloads of 2009 IECC
Free digital copies of the International Code Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) can now be downloaded at: www.iccsafe.org/FreeIECC. Tthe U.S. Department of Energy is funding the free downloads as part of its initiative to meet nationwide energy-efficiency goals through its Building Technologies Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The 2009 IECC will produce approximately 15 percent in residential energy efficiency gains compared to the 2006 edition, according to DOE. The goals of initiatives like these are homes and commercial buildings, including schools and hospitals that consume less energy and help the environment by reducing emissions and their collective carbon footprint, ICC states.
The national model energy code of choice for states, cities and counties that adopt codes, the IECC is referenced in federal law determined by Congress through the Energy Policy Act of 1992. It also serves as the basis for federal tax credits for energy-efficient homes, energy efficiency standards for federal residential buildings and manufactured housing, and state residential energy code determinations.