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

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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 ... continued below

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Vine, E. May 1996.

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  • Vine, E. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.

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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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  • 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

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  • Other: DE97001258
  • Report No.: LBL--38382
  • Report No.: CONF-9608106--8
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 418459
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675562

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Vine, E. Residential building code compliance: Implications for evaluating the performance of utility residential new construction programs, article, May 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675562/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.