Building Codes Implementation for Efficiency and Resilience - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Building Codes Implementation for Efficiency and Resilience

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)


To enable sustained, cost-effective implementation of updated building energy codes to save customers money on their energy bills.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Uses: (A) To create or enable State or regional partnerships to provide training and material; (B) to collect and disseminate quantitative data on construction and codes implementation; (C) to develop and implement a plan for highly effective codes implementation, including measuring compliance; (D) to address various implementation needs in rural, suburban, and urban areas; and (E) to implement updates in energy codes.

Decarbonization Considerations

Municipalities can implement stricter energy codes to reduce emissions from buildings, one of the single largest contributing sectors to climate change. Codes can regulate electric/gas systems, appliances, etc.

Equity Considerations

Updating building energy codes can enhance energy efficiency, reduce energy burdens, address split incentive situations between tenants and landlords, and make everyday living expenses more affordable for all. Energy codes can reduce the amount of gas burned in the home, a health hazard that disproportionately affects underserved groups. Codes can also address update baseline standards that particular impact structures in underserved communities.Learn more here:

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$225,000,000 in funding available until expended.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Expected end of 2022

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