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Texas Gap Analysis MASTER

Texas 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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Acknowledgements
We would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Energy, which made thisreport possible. State officials also collaborated in the production of this report, providingcomprehensive background information, local stakeholders contacts, and—perhaps most critically—ongoing review of our work. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the aid of Felix Lopez with theTexas State Energy Conservation Office. We would also like to acknowledge a number of code officials,building professionals, code advocates, and industry leaders who provided us with crucial insights.Sam Brush, North Central Texas Council of GovernmentRichard Chamberlin, City of San AntonioLaurence Doxsey, City of San AntonioDoug Garrett, Building Performance & Comfort, Inc.Jeff Haberl, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M UniversityScott Houston, Texas Municipal LeagueMichael Howard, City of HoustonMichael Husted, Austin EnergyCyndi Lewis, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M UniversityNed Muñoz, Texas Association of BuildersJim Olk, City of Farmers Branch and Building Officials Association of TexasCyrus Reed, Sierra Club - Lone Star ChapterVic Reid, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M UniversityKate Robertson, Environmental Defense Fund, Texas Regional OfficeRavi Shah, City of Carrollton and International Code CouncilTom “Smitty” Smith, Public CitizenBahman Yazdani, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University
Cover image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, author Stuart Seeger.

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