Utah Clean Energy has long advocated for adoption of up-to-date energy codes across the state. Updated energy codes ensure that new homes and commercial buildings are built using the latest standards for energy conservation. This translates to reduced utility bills and lower energy-related pollution over the 30- to 50-years life of a home or building. Once a new energy code is adopted by the Utah Legislature, we believe it’s important to educate building industry professionals about the new energy codes.
During the fall of 2016, through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, Utah Clean Energy provided trainings about Utah’s energy code to three important sectors: residential realtors, appraisers, and mortgage lenders.
Thank you to each of these associations for the opportunity to provide these trainings to their members!
Links to presentation slides and documents of interest are below.
On September 9, 2016 Utah Clean Energy presented at the Utah Association of Realtors Annual Convention in St. George. The training provided realtors with an update about changes to Utah’s residential energy code that took effect in July 2016. Highlights included: energy savings that result from energy codes, Utah amendments to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, the new Energy Rating Index option (and why it’s relevant to realtors), and how the new energy code impacts the market demand for efficiency. At the request of the Association, this presentation also included an overview on several important solar trends in Utah and across the nation.
On October 7, 2016 Utah Clean Energy provided a delivered a training as part of the Utah Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s Fall Symposium in Salt Lake City. The training focused on changes to Utah’s residential and commercial energy codes. Topics included: how energy coded are developed, adopted and implemented, cost effectiveness of energy codes, Utah amendments to the residential energy code, energy rating index. At the request of the local chapter, this presentation also included an overview on several important solar trends in Utah and across the nation.
- Part I: What are energy codes and why do they matter?
- Part II: Utah's residential and commercial energy codes
- Part III: Solar Power
On October 11, 2016 Utah Clean Energy provided a presentation to the Utah Association of Mortgage Professionals monthly luncheon. The training focused on Utah’s residential energy code. Topics included: what’s new to Utah’s residential energy code, cost effectiveness of energy codes, case studies from leading builders, and the new energy rating index and its growing importance for consumers.
- A Bright Future: A 10-Year Solar Deployment Plan for Utah (2016)
- Factsheet - Energy Rating Index: A New Tool for Utah Families (2016)
- Price Premium Analysis of Multi-state Data Set of Solar Homes (2014)
- Six-state Solar Home Paired Sales Analysis (2015)
- Utah Association of Realtors “Buyers Due Diligence Checklist” (2016)
- Utah Association of Realtors “Seller’s Property Condition Disclosure Form” (2016)
- Appraisers – Added Value of Energy Star Buildings
- Appraisers – Lower default for Energy Star Homes