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Delaware Gap Analysis MASTER

Delaware Gap Analysis MASTER

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Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
BCAP is a non-profit advocacy organization established in 1994 as a joint initiative of the Alliance to SaveEnergy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Natural Resource DefenseCouncil. BCAP focuses on providing state and local governments in the U.S., as well as stakeholderorganizations, with support on code adoption and implementation through direct assistance, research,data analysis, and coordination with other activities and allies. With over sixteen years of experiencesupporting numerous state energy offices and city building departments, along with tracking codeactivities across the country, BCAP is well-positioned to assist in local and statewide activity to advancecodes. As a trusted resource, BCAP is able to identify and navigate past policy and programmatic pitfallsto help states and jurisdictions put the best possible strategy in place to improve efficiency in both newand existing buildings. Our work pulls together local efforts, identifies national-scale issues, and providesa broad perspective, unbiased by corporate/material interests. BCAP also hosts OCEAN
an onlineinternational best practice network for energy codes
and is increasingly working abroad to gather andshare best practices that provide value across organizations.
 
 
 
 
  
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Table of Contents
Acronyms and Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................ 5Executive Summary ....................................................................................................................................... 7Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 9State Overview .......................................................................................................................................... 9Construction Overview ....................................................................................................................... 10Energy Portfolio .................................................................................................................................. 12Potential Savings from Energy Codes ................................................................................................. 12Adoption ..................................................................................................................................................... 14Federal Policy .......................................................................................................................................... 14EPAct ................................................................................................................................................... 14The Recovery Act ................................................................................................................................ 14State Policy .............................................................................................................................................. 15Energy Code Adoption Process ........................................................................................................... 15Recent Energy Codes-related Legislation ........................................................................................... 16Other Delaware Building Codes .......................................................................................................... 16Energy Codes for State-funded Facilities ............................................................................................ 16Statewide Climate Change Initiatives ................................................................................................. 17Overview of Green and Above-Code Programs .................................................................................. 19Local Policy .............................................................................................................................................. 21Energy Code Adoption ........................................................................................................................ 21Energy Codes for Municipal-funded Facilities .................................................................................... 22Local Climate Change Initiatives ......................................................................................................... 23Overview of Local Green and Above-Code Building Programs ........................................................... 24Adoption Summary ................................................................................................................................. 24Current Best Practices ......................................................................................................................... 24Gaps and Recommendations .............................................................................................................. 25Implementation .......................................................................................................................................... 28Overview of State Implementation Policies ........................................................................................... 28Outreach ................................................................................................................................................. 29

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