Governor's Green Government Council
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The mission of the Governor's Green Government Council is to help state agencies lead the commonwealth toward a goal of zero emissions to air, land, and water by having all employees routinely consider the environmental effects of their policies, practices, and daily actions at all levels of decision making.
2012 Energy Codes Will Achieve Greater than a 30 Percent Increase in Efficiency
The International Code Council (ICC) Final Action Hearings concluded on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 in Charlotte NC with major endorsements for energy code changes that will achieve greater efficiency and conservation in both residential and commercial construction than at any time since the inception of energy codes in 1975.
This historic moment would not have been possible without the creation and submittal of dozens of rational, achievable code changes covering the gamut of energy efficiency and conservation. Changes came from: regional and national energy efficiency advocates and standards organizations; the construction industry; the Department of Energy; from code enforcement associations and from other individuals. All saw ways in which current requirements should be improved.
State and local governmental representatives rose to the challenges of these proposals and endorsed all important changes. Their decisions succeeded in raising building energy efficiency by more than 30 percent across the nation from energy code requirements in place in 2006, both in residential and commercial construction.
The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership, as a member of the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition, contributed to the technical discussions in preparations of the proposed changes and helped make the case in the northeast for the importance of member state and local governments to attend these hearings and support these changes.
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