The Model Energy Code
sets minimum requirements for insulation levels, but it is often cost-effective to exceed these levels.
Furthermore, 11 states already have state building codes that exceed the minimum guidelines established by the 1989 Model Energy Code
All homes in Civano are at least 50 percent more efficient than the 1995 Model Energy Code
The award recognized Tucson's Spanish Trails community, where the homes are engineered to use 50 percent less energy than the model energy code
and 30 percent less than required by the EPA's Energy Star homes program.
The honored programs, exceeding Model Energy Code
(MEC) requirements, are the Edison Electric Institute's E Seal program; Comfort Home; the ENERGY STAR program; the Johns Manville Performance Home program; and the Alaska Craftsman Home program.
Thus, the community's homes are 30 percent more energy efficient than homes built under the standard model energy code
The company's Retreat at the Bluffs homes, in Tucson, are already being built to standards 50 percent more efficient than the Model Energy Code