The International Code Council (ICC), the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and UL, along with several additional partners, have launched a joint initiative to provide education and resources on distributed energy resources (DERs) to safety and building officials.
The three-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), aims to reduce barriers to widespread adoption of DERs, educating building, fire, and safety officials on new technologies that make the grid resilient and sustainable. These technologies, including energy storage systems (ESS), electric vehicles (EVs), and grid-interactive energy efficient building technologies, change rapidly and require safety professionals to have up-to-date guidance and relevant training.
Additional project partners include the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the University of Central Florida – FSEC Energy Research Center (UCF-FSEC), and the Energy Storage Association (ESA).
Learn more on IREC’s website.