Model energy code


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Model energy code

A building code that requires houses to meet certain energy efficiency standards such as insulation levels or energy consumption. Like most building codes, it is adopted on either a state or local basis, if at all, and may be amended.
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cities, counties and states that adopt energy-efficiency standards for building construction, and the model energy code recognized by federal law.
4 on that scale, representing a 57 percent improvement over the HERS Model Energy Code standard.
All homes at Spanish Trails are 50 percent more energy efficient than the model energy code, 30 percent more efficient than the U.
Enterprise Cove is certified Energy Star by Progress Energy, meaning the development is at least 15 percent more efficient than the national Model Energy Code while maintaining or improving indoor air quality - the highest standard in new home energy efficiency.
Environmental Protection Agency's EPA ENERGY STAR HOMES PROGRAM provides the ENERGY STAR certificate for Gold- and Platinum-level Engineered for Life homes, which are designed to perform at least 30-percent above the Model Energy Code (MEC).
An ENERGY STAR labeled home is at least 30 percent more energy efficient in its heating, cooling and water heating than a comparable home built to the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC).
In addition, Energy Star Homes are 30 percent more efficient than those built under the national Model Energy Code.
In addition to the guarantees, all qualifying Gold and Platinum homes also automatically earn the EPA ENERGY STAR designation because they are at least 30 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC).
All Environments For Living Gold and Platinum homes surpass the Model Energy Code by at least 30 percent and are recognized as EPA Energy Star(R) Homes.
Builders participating in the New Jersey ENERGY STAR Homes program construct homes that are at least 30% more energy efficient than the national Model Energy Code.
Energy Star homes are at least 30% more efficient than homes built to the National Model Energy Code.
As a rule, Energy Star labeled homes use at least 30 percent less heating and cooling energy than homes built to the Model Energy Code.
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