Potential Job Creation in Minnesota as a Result of Adopting New Residential Building Energy Codes

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Are there advantages to states that adopt the most recent model building energy codes other than saving energy? For example, can the construction activity and energy savings associated with code-compliant housing units become significant sources of job creation for states if new building energy codes are adopted to cover residential construction? , The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) asked Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to research and ascertain whether jobs would be created in individual states based on their adoption of model building energy codes. Each state in the country is dealing with high levels ... continued below

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Scott, Michael J. & Niemeyer, Jackie M. September 1, 2013.

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Are there advantages to states that adopt the most recent model building energy codes other than saving energy? For example, can the construction activity and energy savings associated with code-compliant housing units become significant sources of job creation for states if new building energy codes are adopted to cover residential construction? , The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) asked Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to research and ascertain whether jobs would be created in individual states based on their adoption of model building energy codes. Each state in the country is dealing with high levels of unemployment, so job creation has become a top priority. Many programs have been created to combat unemployment with various degrees of failure and success. At the same time, many states still have not yet adopted the most current versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) model building energy code, when doing so could be a very effective tool in creating jobs to assist states in recovering from this economic downturn.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-21538 Final
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1108154 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1108154
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc864345

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Scott, Michael J. & Niemeyer, Jackie M. Potential Job Creation in Minnesota as a Result of Adopting New Residential Building Energy Codes, report, September 1, 2013; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc864345/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.