The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will provide $7 million to support the adoption of updated building energy codes in 24 States.
In addition to supporting the adoption of updated building energy codes in residential and commercial buildings, the funding is designed to refine existing partnerships between the states and the federal government. It also seeks to improve code compliance.
This step by the DOE is part of the Obama Administration’s initiative to help families and businesses save money by saving energy. According to the DOE, buildings are responsible for approximately 40 percent of the energy consumed in the US, and this initiative will help states and local communities reduce energy demand in this sector.