Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1992
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Building codes and standards
Policy Target:Buildings
Agency:Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:Energy Policy Act of 1992

The Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) mission is to support building energy code development, adoption, implementation and enforcement processes to achieve the maximum practicable, cost-effective improvements in energy efficiency while providing safe, healthy buildings for occupants. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is directed to participate in industry processes to develop model building energy codes, issue determinations as to whether updated codes result in energy savings, and provide technical assistance to states to implement and comply with the codes. BECP fills these roles by working closely with energy efficiency organizations, code development bodies including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the International Code Council (ICC), building design and construction representatives, the code enforcement community, product manufacturers, and the general public. BECP is also responsible for establishing regulations for energy efficiency in federal buildings and manufacturing housing. 

This record supersedes:Energy Conservation Codes for Public and Assisted Housing

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