The effective use of energy and energy conservation has become a critical consideration in the design and operation of buildings. The codes that regulate energy use have become more sophisticated and complex. The two major energy codes in use, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) developed and published by the International Code Council (ICC), and Standard 90.1 developed by ASHRAE (formerly known as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers), have a significant impact on the design and installation of electrical systems and the selection of electrical products.
The NEMA Field Representative Program supports, monitors, and participates in the adoption of the national energy codes at the state and local levels through collaboration with NEMA Member companies and other industry partners.
NEMA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the six Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) to offer the following resources related to energy code adoption in the United States: