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BRITISH COLUMBIA'S ENERGY STEP CODE INCLUDES MULTIPLE STEPS, THE FIRST BEING JUST ABOVE CODE
MINIMUM, AND THE FINAL BEING ZERO ENERGY-READY.
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adopt all provisions of the stretch code or parts of it
through their existing code review process. They can
also make the stretch code provisions voluntary and
provide incentive for owners and builders to follow
the requirements. The energy savings estimates
for the measures have been analyzed by the Pacific
Northwest National Lab (PNNL) with support from
the U.S. Department of Energy.
For jurisdictions that are not able to adopt
codes outside of a state process, the stretch code
strategies could be used as part of a zoning policy
or in conjunction with utility or other incentives.
NBI is also working on the next step in the stretch
code progression - a set of strategies for saving
40% more than ASHRAE 90.1-2013 is due out
in 2018.  
After adoption, when cities must implement the
code, optimized administration helps manage costs
and improve compliance. "Getting to zero energy
codes is the first important step, but ensuring
that the desired performance levels are realized
in buildings is clearly critical," said Darren Port,
Buildings & Community Solutions Manager at NEEP.
"There are many initiatives that jurisdictions can
undertake to ease the way for building markets to
comply with codes, from online inspection requests
to aligning utility incentives with stretch code
measures," he said. NEEP's new report cites several
ways jurisdictions can improve processes for
better outcomes.
Codes have consistently proven to be a highly
effective policy strategy for reducing building
energy use. For local governments pressed to hit
the fast-forward button on curbing energy use in
the building sector, adopting a stretch code can be
a high impact approach that's bound to drive higher
building efficiency and lower environmental impact
in local building stock.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Mark Frankel is the Technical Director at New
Buildings Institute. Currently, Mark is involved

in national coalitions to improve building
performance feedback, market adoption strategies
for net zero energy and deep energy retrofits,
and in the development and implementation
of innovative codes and programs focused on
building performance outcome and benchmarking.
Mark has been consulting on energy efficiency and
sustainable design for over 20 years. He is a LEED
Fellow and a licensed architect.
Stacey Hobart is the Communications
Director at New Buildings Institute working
to spotlight advancements driving better
energy performance in commercial buildings.
With over 20 years of experience working in
energy efficiency, Stacey has supported the
progression of the green building movement,
commercialization of new technologies such as
CFLs and LEDs, the creation of of new market
segments including zero energy buildings, and
expanding and amplifying the conversation
around what's next for commercial building
efficiency.
ABOUT THE PEER RE VIE WER
Darren Port develops and advocates for the
implementation of policy strategies that
advance the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic
States adoption of, and compliance with,
progressive market transformation initiatives
including energy codes, stretch codes, zero
energy building policy, rating and disclosure of
building energy performance and multifamily
retrofits. Darren has served on national code
development committees creating new editions
of the IGCC, ASHRAE 189. 1 and ICC-700. Before
NEEP Darren worked 13 years for the State of
New Jersey, within the Division of Housing as
the Founding Director of the NJ Green Homes
Office and the Division of Code and Standards
as State of New Jersey Green Building
Administrator.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018

From the Executive Director
From the Board Chair
Product Choices for High-Performing Building: Materials Matter
Designing Solar for High-Density Areas
High Performance Building Valuation Techniques
Starting with the End in Mind: Enhanced Turnover for Efficient Building Operations
Behavior Based Strategies and Organizational Change in Commercial & Public Buildings: The Human Component of Energy Efficiency
Commercial HVAC Retrofits That Work
Stretch Codes Emerge as a High Impact Strategy For Energy Savings
Scale it Up: Monitoring-Based Demand-Side Operations for NYC Agencies
The Retrofit Revolution
Index to Advertisers
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - intro
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - cover1
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - From the Executive Director
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - From the Board Chair
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Product Choices for High-Performing Building: Materials Matter
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Designing Solar for High-Density Areas
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - High Performance Building Valuation Techniques
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Starting with the End in Mind: Enhanced Turnover for Efficient Building Operations
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Behavior Based Strategies and Organizational Change in Commercial & Public Buildings: The Human Component of Energy Efficiency
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Commercial HVAC Retrofits That Work
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Stretch Codes Emerge as a High Impact Strategy For Energy Savings
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Scale it Up: Monitoring-Based Demand-Side Operations for NYC Agencies
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - The Retrofit Revolution
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