ICC is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Energy Conservation Code in 2018. The IECC covers the design of energy-efficient building envelopes and installation of mechanical, lighting and power systems through requirements emphasizing performance. The IECC is in use throughout the U.S., member nations of the Caribbean Community, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

ICC noted the IECC has saved consumers more than $44 billion and avoided 36 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The U.S. Department of Energy expects between 2010 and 2040 the model building energy codes will save businesses and homeowners up to $126 billion in energy costs.

“Energy efficiency is as important today as it was 20 years ago. Our building codes play an integral role in helping communities save money and reduce waste,” ICC CEO Dominic Sims, CBO, remarked. “The IECC helps homebuilders, developers, architects, engineers and others in the building industry produce the quality buildings that consumers today want, taking into account energy efficiency and the latest building science.”