CURRENT CODE Residential: 2003 IECC Commercial: 2003 IECC DEMOGRAPHICS Population: 1,783,432 Total Housing Units: 738,870 ENERGY CONSUMPTION Residential Sector: 145.6 Trillion BTU Commercial Sector: 129.7 Trillion BTU
Nebraska will receive $30.9 Million from the federal government if the state adopts the latest energy codes: IECC 2009 (International Energy Conservation Code) ASHRAE 90.1 2007 (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Accumulated residential sector savings, 2009 to 2030, would be: 3.5 trillion Btu of energy 230 thousand metric tons of CO2 (Equivalent to annual
greenhouse gases for 42,125 passenger vehicles)
$25 million would more than pay the full undergraduate tuition of current students at private universities in Nebraska.
FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES: In February 2009 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocated 68% of the state’s natural gas supply is used for heating the $3.1 billion for U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program (SEP) to home. assist states with building energy efficiency efforts. As one of the requirements to receive SEP grants, state governors must certify to DOE that their Natural gas is the largest consumed source of energy for the state will implement energy codes of equal or greater stringency than the latstate’s residential sector. est national model codes (currently IECC 2009 and Standard 90.1-2007). Thus, it is in the state’s best economic interests to adopt these standards Residential use of natural gas in Nebraska costs up to $8.86/ statewide and begin enjoying the benefits of an efficient building sector.
thousand cu ft.
CODE CHANGE CYCLE CODE ADOPTION AND CHANGE PROCESS: Legislative: Changes to No set schedule the statewide energy code must be made through the state legislature. Addi-
tionally, local jurisdictions are not required to adopt or enforce the code.
For more information please consult the Building Codes Assistance Project (www.bcap-energy.org) or Nick Zigelbaum ([email protected]
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