Let’s REDUCE 2030 Carbon by 50 Million Metric Tons! ICC’s Online 2021 IECC Voting Window Open Nov 18 – Dec 5
A few months ago, GreenBuildingSolutions.org told you about an exiting opportunity to help determine America’s next model energy code. Now that time has come — and with sufficient action, the energy efficient future may be right around the corner.
If enough pro-efficiency Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMVRs) vote online between NOW and December 5th, it’s expected that residential and commercial buildings constructed under the 2021 IECC will use at least 10% less energy, put thousands of dollars back into the wallets of families and businesses, reduce strain on power grids, delay the need for new power plants, slash U.S. 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 50 million metric tons, and set America’s model energy code on a steady glide path to net zero buildings by 2050!
Voting Process HELP
Log into ICC’s CDP Access in advance. If you have trouble logging in, reset your PIN in the same place as “reset password”. If you still have trouble, check with your Primary Representative (the person in your office that registered you to vote), and confirm that he/she used your correct email address when registering you as a GMVR.
If you’re still having trouble, call ICC’s Membership Services Dept (888) 422-7233, ext 33804 for help.
It Takes About 1 Hour to Cast All 117 EECC Recommended Votes
This will maximize the impact of your voting. Because EECC’s Voting Guides are in numerical order, GMVRs following the “How to Vote” instructions below will be able to vote quickly on proposals. The online ballot for the 2021 IECC will have nearly 200 proposals. To make voting faster, attached are:
- EECC’s Comprehensive Guides Commercial Online Voting Guide
- EECC’s Comprehensive Guides Residential Online Voting Guide
- Includes recommendations on 117 important proposals
- EECC’s Top Priority Guide makes voting recommendations on the highest priority proposals for those with more limited time to vote. Together these proposals will boost the 2021 IECC by 10%
EECC’s Voting Guides Cover All Bases
Comprehensive Energy/Carbon Saving Package Proposals
Individual Energy/Carbon Saving Proposals
Beneficial, but Hard to Measure Improvements
Proposals that Rollback or trade off efficiency
* EECC’s recommendations have been endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) since 2008.
How to Vote in cdpAccess Using EECC’s Voting Guides
(information is from ICC’s cdpACCESS training video)
Voting Help Is On The Way
EECC and supporters like GreenBuildingSolutions.org from the Alliance to Save Energy, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), New Buildings Institute (NBI), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA) are ready to help you answer your voting questions.
Contact EECC at EECC@ase.org or (720) 323-0142.
In addition, check out the EECC website for:
- First-time voters webinar
- A [forthcoming] short “how to vote” video by Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley, casting his votes
- Forthcoming “how to use cdpAccess to vote” ICC video links
- EECC Voting Guides
And lots more! Vote NOW. You can ‘call the shots’ on Energy Efficiency! Or, urge your local code officials to vote for energy efficiency on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.