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Dept. of Energy publishes RFP for technical assistance on supporting better building codes

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Dept. of Energy publishes RFP for technical assistance on supporting better building codes

Addresses advanced standards to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | November 30, 2021
Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has released a new Request for Proposal to advance building energy codes.

The aim is to provide technical assistance to help address the needs of state and local governments to develop “advanced standards built on innovative technologies and strategies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and helping ensure that the benefits of energy-efficient and resilient buildings can be realized by all Americans.”

The DOE is looking to partner with entities “who are uniquely positioned to provide this technical assistance, and support DOE in addressing the range of critical factors. These include navigating national and regional building design and construction issues, responding to the needs of states and local communities, helping them update their codes and take advantage of the latest design and construction standards, and in communicating the benefits of modern building energy codes to their citizenry.”

The RFP covers:

· Stretch Codes

· Building Performance Standards

· Energy and Resilience Planning

· Energy Justice

· Energy Jobs and Workforce Development

· Role of Building Energy Codes

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