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ICC: International Code Council For US Codes
International Code Council, dedicated to building safety & fire prevention, develops codes for residential and commercial buildings. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states that adopt codes choose codes developed by the International Code Council.

JENSEN HUGHES: BC & US Code Consulting Services
JENSEN HUGHES has earned a reputation as a trusted expert among regulators, legislators, and inspectors. As members of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Code Council (I-Codes) and other regulatory organizations, their engineers participate in the development of code and fire safety requirements and routinely draw on their deep knowledge of code requirements and regulatory intent to provide code consulting and architectural support to develop and obtain approval for code equivalencies, variances, or alternate means and methods. Their background in fire testing, research, and development allows them to formulate solutions that are both safe and acceptable to regulators.
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Resnet: Cost-Effectiveness For Residential Energy Codes
Florida Solar Energy Center report reviews options for economic indicators of cost effectiveness and reviews each options relevance to determining cost effectiveness of upgrading an energy code. The report concludes with a recommendation on the cost-effectiveness criteria that the State of Florida should adopt. (PDF)

US DOE: Energy Simulator For Energy Consumption
US Department of Energy provides EnergyPlus which is a whole building energy simulation program that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model energy and water use in buildings. Modeling the performance of a building with EnergyPlus enables building professionals to optimize the building design to use less energy and water. EnergyPlus models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, other energy flows, and water use. EnergyPlus includes many innovative simulation capabilities: time-steps less than an hour, modular systems and plant integrated with heat balance-based zone simulation, multizone air flow, thermal comfort, water use, natural ventilation, and photovoltaic systems.
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Construct Connect: Information On US Building Codes
Construct Connect has contact information for US community code offcials and local utilities, arranged by city and state. It also lists the local building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical codes.

ICC: International Residential Code
International Residential Code is a comprehensive, stand-alone residential code that establishes minimum regulations for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses using prescriptive provisions. It is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and new building designs.

ICC: US State Building Codes
International Code Council eCodes site lists local US building codes by state.
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