Texas Energy Code Adoption Toolkit: New construction is the most cost-effective point in the life of a building to build in energy efficiency elements. State policymakers in Texas have established regulations with the intent to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs for their constituents, while protecting the air quality and natural resources of the state. However, these codes must be implemented and enforced at the local level. Read more.
Texas Energy Code Compliance Collaborative: SPEER supports the Texas Energy Code Compliance Collaborative that meets quarterly. By facilitating the Collaborative, SPEER connects industry stakeholders to develop resources and programs that encourage compliance with state and local energy codes. Read more.
Ambassadors: SPEER’s Energy Code Ambassadors are a select group of building officials, raters and builders who have received advanced training and offer peer-to-peer support on the Energy Code. SPEER now has over 30 Ambassadors geographically dispersed throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Read more.
Texas Field Study: SPEER is working with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the State Energy Conservation Office to conduct a DOE-funded field study of energy efficient building practices in new single family homes. We have completed the education and outreach to the building industry phase to increase compliance with the energy codes. Final building data will be collected in 2018 to evaluate improvement in efficiency. Read more.
Training & Resources: SPEER maintains a comprehensive list of energy code adoption & enforcement resources, including compliance guides and listings of upcoming trainings. Read more.