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Colorado Gap Analysis MASTER

Colorado Gap Analysis MASTER

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The 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 Resources 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 ................................................................................................................................................ 10State Overview ........................................................................................................................................ 10Construction Overview ....................................................................................................................... 11Energy Portfolio .................................................................................................................................. 12Potential Savings from Energy Codes ................................................................................................. 13Adoption ..................................................................................................................................................... 15Federal Policy .......................................................................................................................................... 15EPAct ................................................................................................................................................... 15The Recovery Act ................................................................................................................................ 15State Policy .............................................................................................................................................. 16Political Environment .......................................................................................................................... 16Energy Code Infrastructure ................................................................................................................. 17Recent Energy Codes Legislation ........................................................................................................ 17Other Colorado Building Codes ........................................................................................................... 18Energy Codes for State-funded Facilities ............................................................................................ 18Statewide Climate Change Initiatives ................................................................................................. 19Overview of Green and Above-Code Programs .................................................................................. 20Local Policy .............................................................................................................................................. 23Energy Code Adoption Process ........................................................................................................... 23The IECC and Standard 90.1 ................................................................................................................ 25Other Building and Energy Codes ....................................................................................................... 25Local Adoption Challenges .................................................................................................................. 26Energy Codes for Municipal-funded Facilities .................................................................................... 26Local Climate Change Initiatives ......................................................................................................... 27Overview of Local Green and Above-Code Building Programs ........................................................... 28Adoption Summary ................................................................................................................................. 29Current Best Practices ......................................................................................................................... 29Recommendations .............................................................................................................................. 30Implementation .......................................................................................................................................... 36

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