Illinois Gap Analysis
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
BCAP is a non-profit advocacy organization established in 1994 as a joint initiative of theAlliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the NaturalResources Defense Council. BCAP focuses on providing state and local governments in the U.S.,as well as stakeholder organizations, with support on code adoption and implementationthrough direct assistance, research, data analysis, and coordination with other activities andallies. With over sixteen years of experience supporting numerous state energy offices and citybuilding departments, along with tracking code activities across the country, BCAP is well-positioned to assist in local and statewide activity to advance codes. As a trusted resource,BCAP is able to identify and navigate past policy and programmatic pitfalls to help states and jurisdictions put the best possible strategy in place to improve efficiency in both new andexisting buildings. Our work pulls together local efforts, identifies national-scale issues, andprovides a broad perspective, unbiased by corporate/material interests. BCAP also hostsOCEAN—an online international best practice network for energy codes—and is increasinglyworking abroad to gather and share best practices that provide value across organizations.