Wednesday, January 27, 2010

BCAP's "OCEAN" Simplifies Interaction on Building Codes

The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is promoting a resource known as the Online Code Environment and Advocacy Network (OCEAN). Creators of this network believe it will improve energy efficiency in buildings across the United States.

OCEAN facilitates sharing best practices and educational resources related to building energy code adoption, implementation, compliance, and enforcement. OCEAN also facilitates discussion regarding code issues and provides information regarding existing programs aimed at serving as models for future projects.

Prior to the implementation of OCEAN, no single resource provided this kind of information to the energy code community. OCEAN was essentially built over time by its users, who provided valuable and practical information based on their experience in the industry.