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New Hampshire Gap Analysis Report - MASTER

New Hampshire Gap Analysis Report - 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 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 ....................................................................................................................................... 6Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 8State Overview .......................................................................................................................................... 8Energy Portfolio .................................................................................................................................. 10Potential Savings from Energy Codes ................................................................................................. 11Adoption ..................................................................................................................................................... 13Federal Policy .......................................................................................................................................... 13EPAct ................................................................................................................................................... 13The Recovery Act ................................................................................................................................ 13State Policy .............................................................................................................................................. 14Energy Code Adoption Process ........................................................................................................... 14Recent Energy Codes Legislation ........................................................................................................ 15Other New Hampshire Building Codes ............................................................................................... 16Energy Codes for State-funded Facilities ............................................................................................ 17Statewide Climate Change Initiatives ................................................................................................. 17Overview of Green and Above-Code Programs .................................................................................. 19Local Policy .............................................................................................................................................. 20Energy Code Adoption ........................................................................................................................ 20Energy Codes for Municipal-funded Facilities .................................................................................... 21Local Climate Change Initiatives ......................................................................................................... 21Overview of Local Green and Above-Code Building Programs ........................................................... 22Adoption Summary ................................................................................................................................. 22Current Best Practices ......................................................................................................................... 22Gaps and Recommendations .............................................................................................................. 23Implementation .......................................................................................................................................... 25Funding ................................................................................................................................................... 25Overview of State and Local Implementation Policies ........................................................................... 26Outreach ................................................................................................................................................. 27State Outreach .................................................................................................................................... 28Local Outreach .................................................................................................................................... 30

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