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BCAP and Consumer’s Union Offer Residential Energy-Efficient Guidelines

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 15, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Jennifer Shockley last modified Jan 14, 2012

BCAP is a combination of the Alliance to Save Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. This is a national effort to lower energy costs & use.




 

 

As a home owner/buyer it may be difficult to know what to look for in energy efficient material selections and code requirements. But there are many organizations that have been designed with those specific details in mind.

Two energy efficient organizations that have partnered together are Consumer’s Union and Building Code Assistance Project (BCAP).

BCAP is a combination of the Alliance to Save Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. This is a national effort to lower energy costs & use.

“BCAP’s goal has been to reduce building energy use by promoting the adoption, implementation and advancement of energy-efficient building codes and standards on the state and local levels and internationally.”

BCAP’s Online Code Environment & Advocacy Network (OCEAN) is a consumer’s guide to all the information that is needed for a code-compliant, more energy-efficient national residential community.

Currently BCAP has an Energy Code Awareness Campaign which discusses consumer’s rights as home owners. They conveniently have

  • An energy code checklist
  • An interactive energy code guide
  • A place to find your energy code
  • Why energy codes matter
  • State-specific resources



 

 

 
 
 

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