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Standards and Codes

The department of energy, the environmental protection agency, and various states all enforce certain codes for energy efficiency. Make sure you are in compliance with these codes, and learn about other energy saving codes and standards.

How Changing Daylight Savings Will Save Energy
Daylight savings time has moved to study it's effects on energy savings.

Energy Star Labels - Energy Star Standards for Washing Machines
Ever wonder how an appliance earns the Energy Star label? Each appliance has its own set of critera. This article will walk you through how a clothes washer earns the Energy Star seal of approval.

Residential Energy Efficiency Code Compliance
ResCheck software from the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) office can check to see if your home is compliant with the Model Energy Code (MEC), the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and a number of state codes.

Commercial Energy Efficiency Code Compliance
ComCheck software from the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) office can perform calculations to see if a high rise or commercial building is up to their code.

Building Codes Assistance Project
The Building Codes Assistance Project is dedicated to assisting states in the adoption and implementation of statewide building energy codes.

Whole Building Design Guide
The Whole Building Design Guide explains some of the more commonly used energy efficient building codes.

State Energy Codes
A collection of state energy codes listed by the US Department of Energy.

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