International Energy Conservation Code

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IECC2009Tempe received $200,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds for the adoption of the IECC 2009 and training for staff.

On September 22nd, 2011 the Tempe City Council adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as an update to the 2006 edition of the IECC. This code is a progressive international energy code which is intended to provide appropriate standards for the effective use of energy in the built environment. This code has been developed in direct response to an evolving national focus on the need to reduce our overall energy consumption.

The 2009 IECC code is intended to offer a high degree of flexibility to the designer through a variety of compliance options. In addition, this code encourages the use of innovative methods and techniques of energy conservation. This is not only highly desirable, but it is also necessary in order for the built environment to keep pace with the rapidly emerging energy conservation technologies. This code should be viewed as continued progress toward a sustainable future.