Big thanks to Jim Edelson from NBI for his presentation on energy codes. Below is a copy of his presentation.
Director-Codes and Policy
New Buildings Institute
Since buildings account for over 30% of Oregon’s GHG emissions, its building energy codes are one of the most important policy levers to meet its climate goals. But Oregon’s energy code has gone from national leader to laggard in the past 8 years. This presentation will explain what is in Oregon’s energy code, how it is developed and applied to projects, and its opportunity for improvement. The talk will conclude with the most recent policy developments in Salem and Portland
As Director of Codes and Policy at New Buildings Institute, Jim has served on multiple state code boards and energy policy Advisory Committees. Jim has publishes and speaks on stretch codes, on net zero policies, and on utility programs that achieve market transformation through energy code implementation. He currently serves on ASHRAE 189.1, and is leading the development team for Stretch Codes in the state of New York. He has a Bachelor of Science and a M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan.