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2012-04-20 NH Building Energy Code Compliance Roadmap_Executive Summary_Final

2012-04-20 NH Building Energy Code Compliance Roadmap_Executive Summary_Final

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New Hampshire Energy Code
Compliance
Roadmap
GDS Associates, Inc. • 1181 Elm Street • Suite 205 • Manchester, NH 03101 • www.gdsassociates.com
MARIETTA, GA AUSTIN, TX AUBURN, AL MANCHESTER, NH MADISON, WI INDIANAPOLIS, IN
“Hard to Reach”Communities
Equipment Suppliers,Distributors andManufacturersBuilding Professionals -Builders/ContractorsLegislative, Policyand RegulatoryStakeholdersArchitects,Engineers,Designers
Lenders andFinancingOrganizationsCode Officials andBuilding InspectorsCommercial andIndustrial BuildingOwners and ManagersReal EstateProfessionals andAppraisersHomeowners,and the GeneralPublic
“Achieving 90% Compliancewith the 2009 InternationalEnergy Conservation Code”
 
Executive Summary 
 
 New Hampshire Building Energy Code Compliance Roadmap – Executive Summary
 
 April 20, 2012
 
GDS Associates, Inc.Page| i
 
Table of Contents
 Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 1
 
New Hampshire Building Construction Activity ............................................................................ 2
 
NH Market Actors and Barriers ...................................................................................................... 4
 
NH Energy Code Stakeholders, Energy Code Collaborative and Ambassadors ............................ 5
 
NH’s Energy Code Compliance Navigation Plan ........................................................................... 6
 
Market Actor Roadmaps to Energy Code Compliance ................................................................... 8
 
Conclusions and Next Steps.......................................................................................................... 19
 
Acronyms and Abbreviations ....................................................................................................... 20
 
FEDERAL DISCLAIMER
This report is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award NumberDE-EE0000228. Disclaimer: This material was prepared as an account of work sponsored by anagency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agencythereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes anylegal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privatelyowned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by tradename, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply itsendorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agencythereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflectthose of the United States Government or any agency thereof.
NOTICE
This report was prepared by GDS Associates, Inc., in the course of performing work contractedfor and sponsored by the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning (hereinafter the“Sponsor”). The opinions expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect those of the Sponsoror the State of New Hampshire, and reference to any specific product, service, process, or
 
 New Hampshire Building Energy Code Compliance Roadmap – Executive Summary
 
 April 20, 2012
 
GDS Associates, Inc.Page| ii
 method does not constitute an implied or expressed recommendation or endorsement of it.Further, the Sponsor, the State of New Hampshire, and the contractor make no warranties orrepresentations, expressed or implied, as to the fitness for particular purpose or merchantabilityof any product, apparatus, or service, or the usefulness, completeness, or accuracy of anyprocesses, methods, or other information contained, described, disclosed, or referred to in thisreport. The Sponsor, the State of New Hampshire, and the contractor make no representationthat the use of any product, apparatus, process, method, or other information will not infringeprivately owned rights and will assume no liability for any loss, injury, or damage resulting from,or occurring in connection with, the use of information constrained, described, disclosed, orreferred to in this report.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
GDS Associates, Inc. (Scott Albert, Meaghan White and Jayme Woogerd) would like toacknowledge the rest of our team of contractors for this project (including Stu Slote and LeeWood from Navigant Consulting, Inc., Wesley Golomb – Community College System of NewHampshire, Alan Mulak, LLC, and Advertising Works, LLC) and the following organizationsand individuals who contributed to the completion of many of the work tasks associated with thistwo and one-half year building energy code compliance roadmap development effort: The NHOffice of Energy and Planning, Public Service Company of NH and all the other NH ElectricUtilities, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Codes Program, the Alliance to SaveEnergy’s Build Code Assistance Project, the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, theConsumers Union, and the multiple and individual members of the project’s NH BuildingEnergy Code Stakeholders Panel. A special “thank you” goes to Laura Richardson (NH OEP)for her tremendous support, insights, extra efforts and passion throughout the entire projectperiod.

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