Thursday, August 22, 2013

BOMA International Advocacy Update - Department of Energy Seeks Comments on Energy Code Compliance Methodology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking public comments on their building energy code compliance methodology. The methodology was developed by DOE as a means of assessing compliance with building energy codes at the local, state and national levels. DOE developed and piloted a compliance methodology in nine U.S. states. While the pilot study provided valuable input to DOE, they are now seeking input from the public at large. This is an opportunity for BOMA members to have their voices heard regarding compliance with energy codes. One question DOE is asking: “Are there ways to encourage owners and developers of poorer performing buildings to participate in compliance evaluation studies?”

The Federal Register notice with more information can be viewed here. All comments should be e-mailed to Please make sure to include docket number EERE-2013-BT-BC-0036 in the subject line of the message. Comments also should identify the name and address of the commenter. Comments must be submitted on or before September 5.

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