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DOE Offers $400M to Support State Energy Codes for Commercial Buildings

September 19, 2023

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is coming to the aid of states and territories by offering a total of $400 million in formula funding toward the adoption or the update of model energy codes for commercial development. The goal of the DOE grants, which are from $1 billion of the Inflation Reduction Act, is to help increase building energy efficiency and ultimately reduce utility bills—and greenhouse gas emissions.

DOE estimates that updated building codes would eventually result in lower building energy consumption that could save consumers $178 billion in utility bills over 30 years.

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