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Institute for Market Transformation acquires Energy-Efficient Codes Coalition

Goal is to achieve net-zero construction by 2050.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | July 30, 2020

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The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) has acquired the Energy-Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC).

Established by the Alliance to Save Energy in 2007, the EECC is composed of building sector advocates committed to improving the stringency of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Their goal is to achieve net-zero construction standards by 2050.

IMT’s associate director of codes and technical strategy, Amy Boyce, will oversee EECC as its executive director. “EECC plays an important role in bringing more people into the code development process to advocate for more affordable, higher-performing homes and buildings, and we look forward to building upon its advancements,” said Lotte Schlegel, executive director of IMT, in a news release.

In the most recent IECC code development cycle, EECC won 106 of its 108 pro-efficiency voting recommendations. The resulting 2021 IECC will see efficiency gains greater than 10% for commercial buildings and between 8%-14% for residential buildings as compared to the 2018 IECC.

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