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REGIONAL NEWS


National News

SWEEP and MEEA Wrap-Up Their Regional Conferences

The first Southwest Energy Codes Conference was recently held for one and a half invigorating days in Denver, Colorado on November 5th and 6th, 2014. Hosted by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), this was the first regional energy codes conference held in the SWEEP states. Meanwhile, in the Midwest, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) held their 5th Midwest Building Energy Codes and Benchmarking Conference in Kansas City, Missouri from November 18th to 20th, 2014.  

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BCAP NEWS


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Time for Action: Why We Need to Say Yes to Building Energy Codes

At BCAP’s Annual Energy Codes Stakeholders Meeting in Washington D.C. on December 9, several key threads emerged from the wealth of energy code knowledge and discourse that unfolded during the day.  

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ENERGY CODE CHAMPION

Energy Code ChampionJohn Umphress

John Umphress is one of those passionate leaders who understands the benefits energy-efficient building codes. John has been working in building energy efficiency for more than 30 years, and has been an amazing resource for local building communities in Texas.  

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FEATURE STORY

featureThe Architect as Superhero

How can architects build a new world of sustainable communities? By taking more responsibility for model energy code adoption and implementation. At the Hanley Wood Vision 2020 Sustainability Summit, held in conjunction with the 2014 Greenbuild in New Orleans, BCAP President Maureen Guttman encourages architects to let go of their old notions of responsibility and consider taking this new business opportunity to become the leaders of the collaborative process for ensuring quality design and performance.  

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Blog  BCAP Blog

World Energy Engineering Conference Meets Again

Closing the Gap Between Architects and Energy

More Evidence Debunking the Myth that "Buyers Won't Pay More for Energy Efficiency"

Energy Code Quiz

Energy modeling software can be used for which of the following:
a) Code compliance
b) Green design decisions
c) LEED certification
d) Mechanical equipment sizing
e) All of the above

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Upcoming Events

Jan 6-9, 2015
Building Innovation 2015: The National Institute of Building Sciences 3rd Annual Conference & Expo
Washington, DC

Jan 28-30, 2015
2015 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference
Chicago, IL

Feb 1-3, 2015
NBI-NASEO 2015 Getting to Zero National Forum
Washington, DC

Submittals Due March 22, 2015
2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

March 23-26, 2015
DOE National Energy Codes Conference 2015
Nashville, TN

April 13-14, 2015
SPEER’s 3rd Annual Summit 2015
Dallas, TX

April 27-30, 2015
CxEnergy 2015 Conference and Expo
Henderson, NV

For other events, click HERE.

Useful Links

AIAU
AIA’s new e-learning platform for the architectural community.

BECP FAQs
BECP’s technical center for all questions related to energy codes and compliance software and tools.

Resources of the Issue

Construction, Code and Commerce: The Economic Impact of Commercial Energy Codes in the Southeast

2014 Northeast Commercial Building Stock Assessment Report (CBSA)

How the Energy Dode Adoption in America Has Progressed Over the Last Five Years

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