Zero Code Renewable Energy Standard Added to the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
The Zero Code Renewable Energy Standard has been included in the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as Appendix CC: Zero Energy Commercial Building Provisions. The addition of this appendix to the IECC empowers local communities to take action on climate change through building codes. Jurisdictions that adopt the Appendix can make zero-net-carbon the standard for their commercial, institutional, and mid- to high-rise residential building operations.
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What Architects Need to Know About IECC 2021 and Appendix CC
The Zero Code Renewable Energy Standard has been included in IECC 2021 as the voluntary guideline Appendix CC: Zero Energy Commercial Building Provisions. The Zero Code and accompanying Renewable Energy Standard was developed with several green building organizations such as Architecture 2030, and submitted for consideration into the latest IECC by AIA. The Zero Code requires new commercial, institutional, and mid- to high-rise residential buildings to install or procure enough renewable energy to achieve zero-net carbon.
The future has arrived: How the ZeroCode will help build a carbon-neutral future
By creating coalitions and lobbying elected officials to adopt a “zero code” — a nationally vetted framework for designing buildings that create zero net emissions — architects are working with communities to advocate for codes that make existing buildings more energy-efficient, reduce the embodied carbon of building materials and ensure new construction produces zero net emissions.
AIA Blueprint for Better: Why We Need A Zero Code Now
To reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, architects are looking beyond their own projects to make a greater difference in a new way—with building codes.
Zero Code in Congressional Climate Action Plans
The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis report “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America” calls for incentivizing jurisdictions to immediately adopt a net-zero-emission code based on the Zero Code Renewable Energy Appendix of the 2021 IECC.
Achieving Zero: How to Reach Zero Net Carbon, and Beyond
Architecture 2030’s Achieving Zero policy is a framework for eliminating emissions from the building sector.
Zero Code: How to Build a Carbon-Neutral Future
New building code establishes the first global energy-efficiency standards for zero-net-carbon construction.
The ZERO Code is an Architecture 2030 initiative.
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