The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Energy Division was recently named recipient of the 2016 Standard Bearers Award for Excellence in Energy Code Compliance. The award is presented annually by NASEO Affiliate Members the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the International Code Council (ICC). 2016 marks the third year in a row a State Energy Office has been selected as a winner.
Under the management of Energy Codes Program Manager Heather Goggin and the Energy and Residential Codes Board, the ADECA adopted its first two statewide residential energy codes, trained more than 1,400 construction industry professionals on code compliance, conducted an extensive energy code field study (executed by IMT under funding by the U.S. Department of Energy), and dedicated state energy program funding for continued energy code education.
Now in its fifth year, the Standard Bearers Award recognizes state and local jurisdictions and individuals who have raised compliance with energy codes and achieved energy reduction in buildings using smart, cost-effective strategies. Past State Energy Office winners include: Illinois, Mississippi, and Washington, DC.
States interested in being nominated for the 2017 Standard Bearers Award should contact Todd Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org.