In Nevada, the State Energy Office supported the implementation of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). In July of 2018, the Nevada State Energy Office adopted the 2018 IECC and supported local governments in their adoption of the code. The office recognizes the importance of advancing energy efficiency through the most recently published version of the IECC every three years and has committed to adopting the newest version upon publication by enacting regulations that automatically adopt the standard as it is updated.
The IECC as updated in the 2018 version provided an approximate energy savings in the state of Nevada of 2.10%, as published in DOE’s technical analysis issued on December 10, 2019. Preliminary results of the 2021 code have been published and are expected to result in approximately a 5-10% energy savings in both residential and commercial construction according to energy efficiency advocates. DOE has determined that if the energy codes are modestly updated over time, consumers could save $126 billion on their utility bills over a thirty-year period. This equates to 841 million metric tons of carbon pollution avoided.
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