CLTC & Partners Publish New Article on Outcome-based Code

LD+A Research Matters: Outcome Based Codes Offer a New Path
Published: Wed, 05/26/2021

Outcome-based energy codes are relatively new. They incorporate strategies that quantify a building’s actual energy performance over time to demonstrate code compliance. The term "outcome-based" refers to the fact that compliance is linked with a building’s actual energy “outcome” which may be measured post-occupancy.

Outcome-based compliance can be accomplished by establishing energy-use intensity (EUI) targets, which may vary based on the building type, its installed equipment, operational parameters and similar characteristics. Energy use, or similar metrics, are then measured periodically and reviewed by enforcement authorities to determine compliance with energy standards and requirements.

To learn more, read California Energy Alliance board members Kelly Seeger (Signify) and Cori Jackson’s (CLTC) article published in the May 2021 LD+A issue, Outcome-based Codes Offer a New Path

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