Multifamily-specific energy codes proposed for 2018

MF_1610_IECC2018Multifamily buildings pose a conundrum for energy regulation. Generally, these buildings are constructed and renovated like commercial buildings but used like residential buildings. As a result, regulation of multifamily buildings has been split between residential and commercial codes. The result is energy regulation that does not adequately serve the multifamily market.

To address this issue and improve regulation of energy in multifamily buildings, the New Buildings Institute submitted a proposal to the International Energy Conservation Code to create a new chapter dedicated solely to multifamily buildings. The IECC addresses energy-efficiency needs through model code regulations that will result in the optimal utilization of energy resources in small and large communities.

Find more information about proposed policies for the 2018 IECC code here.

If you have questions, contact Nate Collins, trade ally coordinator, at 503.278.3075.