Media Release

Illinois 2012 Building Code Will Save Residents Energy & Money

Release Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Statement by Alliance to Save Energy Efficiency Advocates

These Alliance quotes were issued following Illinois’ lawmakers approval of a substantial amount of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential properties.

Maureen Guttman, AIA, Executive Director, Building Codes Assistance Project

Maureen Guttman, AIA, Executive Director, Building Codes Assistance Project

“By adopting almost all of the 2012 IECC, Illinois has established itself as a leader in energy efficiency across the United States. This proactive measure guarantees that owners of compliant buildings will benefit from substantial cost and energy savings for years to come.

“We applaud Illinois for ensuring that all new construction will meet this base line criterion for energy efficiency, and we hope other states and jurisdictions will look towards Illinois as an example of how successful collaboration and concentrated effort can result in significant improvements to the built environment.” 
 

William D. Fay, Executive Director, Energy Efficient Codes Coalition

William D. Fay, Executive Director, Energy Efficient Codes Coalition

“An analysis by the Building Codes Assistance Project and ICF International found that Illinoisans purchasing a home built to the 2012 IECC code pocket $9,780 - $11,100 in net savings over the length of their mortgage term.

“Although the new energy code is weaker than the 2012 IECC on basement insulation, the state will still make substantial energy efficiency gains that will benefit generations to come.”

 

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