Energy Codes & Best Practices

Building energy codes offer a cost-effective way to achieve energy savings in new residential and commercial construction.  SWEEP participates in energy code advancements by:

  • Conducting and disseminating reports and analyses on the cost effectiveness and savings potential from updating residential and commercial energy codes
  • Promoting efforts to improve code adoption, compliance, and enforcement through measurement and process documentation
  • Providing technical assistance to state and local governments that are developing and implementing efficient codes
  • Advocating for the adoption of energy codes legislation at the state and local levels
  • Supporting training programs for building code officials, general contractors, engineers, architects and others on residential and commercial energy codes requirements and compliance

This section of the site provides information on the status of building codes in the Southwest, describes leading examples of programs and best practices for efficient residential and commercial building energy codes, and provides links to code-related information resources for organizations interested in pursuing efficient building codes.