DOE Releases Evaluation of IECC

Originally published by the following source: Dept. of EnergyJuly 2, 2012

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The U.S. Department of Energy recently published a study that presents a comprehensive comparison of the 2006, 2009, and 2012 editions of the International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC).  Below are some of the reports findings, the full report can be viewed by clicking the pdf link below.

National average energy savings against a 2006 IECC baseline:

• The 2009 IECC saves 10.8% of energy spent for heating, cooling, water heating, and lighting

• The 2012 IECC saves 32.1%

Long-term cost-effectiveness for consumers:

• Life-cycle cost savings over a 30-year period, averaged across all building types and configurations, are significant in all climate zones

• Average consumer savings range from $1,944 in Climate Zone 3, to $9,147 in Climate Zone 8 when

comparing the 2009 IECC to the 2006 IECC

• Life-cycle cost savings for the 2012 IECC, as compared with the 2009 IECC average $2,280 in Climate Zone 2 and up to $23,900 in Climate Zone 8

• When comparing the 2012 and 2006 IECC, life-cycle costs savings average $4,763 in Climate Zone 2 and $33,105 in Climate Zone 8