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DOE Seeks Public Input on Cost-Effective Implementation of Updated Building Energy Codes


Comments due by May 20, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is seeking input from the public on funding for cost-effective implementation of updated building energy codes.

The DOE’s request for information (RFI) pertains to Section 40511 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a provision to make $225M available to state agencies and partnerships over the next five years to help drive the cost-effective implementation of building energy codes that improve efficiency and resilience. Information collected will be used to inform program development and execution.

The DOE is seeking input specifically in the areas of:

  • Energy code implementation criteria and requirements for key topic areas
  • Advanced energy codes and building resilience
  • Methods to support sustained state energy and building resilience code implementation
  • Funding, partnerships, eligible entities, and evaluation criteria
  • Energy and environmental justice (EEJ) priorities

Building energy codes are an essential component in lowering energy bills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving the built environment’s resilience. Compliance and enforcement of building codes are also critical in assuring energy efficiency, cost savings, health, and resilience benefits.

Through this RFI, the DOE is requesting thoughtful and informed public responses to help design programs to achieve the goals and priorities established under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and to increase representation and engagement with historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups within energy code and building energy policy frameworks. Workforce development will also be an important focus for this funding opportunity.

The deadline to submit responses to this FRI is May 20, 2022. Learn more and access the full RFI in the DOE article: DOE Seeks Input on Funding for Cost-effective Implementation of Updated Building Energy Codes


Jana Zabinski

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