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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced that more than 500 state and local code officials voted on changes to the nation’s model energy code to achieve energy savings of 30% relative to the 2006 model code.

The new 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) meets the 30% savings goal sought by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Association of State Energy Officials, governors, lawmakers, and the broad-based Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC). The model energy code governs home and commercial building construction, additions, and renovations in 47 states and the District of Columbia where local building codes are based on these national model standards.

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