Building Codes Assistance Program

Building Codes Assistance Program BCAP is dedicated to the adoption, implementation and advancement of building energy codes. The Building Codes Assistance Program (BCAP) was founded in 1994 as a joint initiative of the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

BCAP is housed within the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency division.

BCAP is housed within the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency division.

Mission: The Building Codes Assistance Program strives to be the premier resource for energy code support, coordination, technical assistance, news and information. Our mission is to reduce the energy consumed in the construction and operations of buildings by working with national, state, and local governments and other stakeholders to promote the adoption and implementation of building codes and standards.

100% Renewable Energy...What's the Plan?
02/05/2019
100% Renewable Energy...What's the Plan?

100% Renewable Energy...What's the Plan?

New York creates an energy plan every four years, outlining the state’s energy goals and what state agencies will do to meet them. This year is a critical year. With only about a decade to dramatically reduce greenhouse gasses, we need the 2019 State Energy Plan to include ambitious and detailed a...

As the U.S. government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy efficiency and delivering increa...
02/04/2019
Building Energy Codes Boost Efficiency: Report - Facility Management Energy Efficiency Quick Read

As the U.S. government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy efficiency and delivering increased power savings. Read the full article here: https://www.facilitiesnet.com/energyefficiency/tip/Building-Energy-Codes-Boost-Efficiency-Report--43124?source=facility_insider&utm_source=facility_insider&utm_campaign=1/29/2019&utm_medium=email

Key aspects in this quick read: aceee, energy codes, energy efficiency - From Building Operating Management and Facility Maintenance Decisions. Helping facility professionals with their jobs and careers.

01/16/2019
BCAP Newsletter – The Building Codes Assistance Project

Are you up-to-date on the latest BCAP news? Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter here: http://bcapcodes.org/news/bcap-newsletter/

BCAP Newsletter Welcome to the BCAP newsletter archives! Our Building Energy Codes Connection Newsletter, published quarterly, is filled with resources to keep you up-to-date with our work, national and regional news, upcoming events, and more. Each edition includes recent stories and publications a...

Well said, NRDC!  Mayoral leadership at the local level is what we need.
06/07/2018
Mayors Can Lead on Climate Action With Better Energy Codes

Well said, NRDC! Mayoral leadership at the local level is what we need.

Cities are the first line of defense to protect their citizens, businesses, and buildings from the harmful effects of climate change. America’s mayors have yet another opportunity to demonstrate climate and energy leadership this week by signing a resolution supporting...

STILL TIME to register TUCSON area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of ...
06/05/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

STILL TIME to register TUCSON area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? REGISTER NOW for our training on June 14th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Southern Arizona ASHRAE Tucson Chapter

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Building Codes Assistance Program
06/02/2018
Building Codes Assistance Program

Building Codes Assistance Program

STILL TIME to register TUCSON area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? REGISTER NOW for our training on June 14th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Southern Arizona ASHRAE Tucson Chapter

STILL TIME to register TUCSON area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of ...
05/31/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

STILL TIME to register TUCSON area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? REGISTER NOW for our training on June 14th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Southern Arizona ASHRAE Tucson Chapter

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

05/22/2018
Register for Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Solar Training for Design Professionals -- Coming to Tucson – June 14, 2018
Created especially for architects and engineers, this training introduces the fundamental design considerations for solar photovoltaics (PV), how to speak with clients about its benefits, where to find information on financial incentives and much more. 6.5 AIA LU/HSW and 6.5 GBCI CEUs. Seating is limited / first-come basis. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/step-into-the-sun-solar-training-for-design-professionals-tucson-az-registration-46227962079

Register for Training UPCOMING TRAININGS San Antonio, TX | May 18th Tucson, AZ | June 14   PAST TRAININGS Miami, FL | January 18, 2017 Austin, TX | January 24, 2017 Columbia, MO | January 26, 2017 Philadelphia, PA | February 27, 2017 Charleston, SC | June 6, 2017 Washington, D.C. | June 27, 2017 Pi...

STILL TIME to register SAN ANTONIO area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousand...
05/14/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

STILL TIME to register SAN ANTONIO area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? REGISTER NOW for our training on Friday, May 18th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA San Antonio

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

SAN ANTONIO area architects and engineers: still time to register! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousan...
05/10/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

SAN ANTONIO area architects and engineers: still time to register! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? REGISTER NOW for our training on May 18th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA San Antonio USGBC Central Texas

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

SAN ANTONIO area architects and engineers: still time to register! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousan...
05/07/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

SAN ANTONIO area architects and engineers: still time to register! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? REGISTER NOW for our training on May 18th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA San Antonio USGBC Central Texas

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

STILL TIME to register ROCHESTER, NY area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousa...
04/26/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

STILL TIME to register ROCHESTER, NY area architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? REGISTER NOW for our training on May 4th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Rochester Ashrae Central New York Chapter USGBC New York Upstate New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) SWE Rochester Rochester Institute of Technology

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

STILL TIME to register College Park, MD architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousand...
04/24/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

STILL TIME to register College Park, MD architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? REGISTER NOW for our training on April 27th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Maryland AIA|DC ASHRAE National Capital Chapter USGBC Maryland Community

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Attention College Park, MD architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes an...
04/20/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Attention College Park, MD architects and engineers! Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across the US. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning 6.5 AIA LU/HSW or 6.5 GBCI CEUs? STILL time to register for our training on April 27th here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Maryland AIA|DC ASHRAE National Capital Chapter USGBC Maryland Community

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

02/20/2018
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Solar Training in College Park, MD! Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on March 3rd. LOW $15 registration for students!! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs. http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Potomac Valley ASHRAE National Capital Chapter University of Maryland, College Park IEEE Power & Energy Society #architect #engineer

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across northern Texas. Interested in add...
11/01/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy already powers thousands of homes and businesses across northern Texas. Interested in adding solar PV to your list of qualifications and earning CEUs? Learn more and register for our November 7th Dallas training here: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

10/24/2017

Solar Training for Design Professionals -- in Dallas, TX November 7!
Created especially for architects and engineers, this training introduces the fundamental design considerations for solar photovoltaics (PV), how to speak with clients about its benefits, where to find information on financial incentives and much more. 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, .065 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs, and 6.5 GBCI CEUs. Seating is limited / first-come basis. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/step-into-the-sun-solar-training-for-design-professionals-dallas-tx-registration-33784156321 Register with a friend and both tickets are 50% off.

Solar Training in ALBUQUERQUE! Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Sola...
09/29/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Solar Training in ALBUQUERQUE! Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on October 24th. 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. FREE for students and professionals will receive a special 50% off discount for you and a friend/colleague if you both register!! http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Albuquerque AIA Santa Fe Ashrae New Mexico ACEC New Mexico IEEE Albuquerque Section #albuquerque #architect #engineer

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Solar Training in DENVER! Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Tra...
09/29/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Solar Training in DENVER! Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on October 9th as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. FREE for all students, and professionals receive a special 50% off discount for you and a friend/colleague if you both register!! http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Colorado American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado USGBC Colorado's Emerging Professionals U.S. Green Building Council Colorado

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Denver, CO area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on O...
09/18/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Denver, CO area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on October 9th as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. Get a special 50% off discount for you and a friend/colleague if you both register!! http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Colorado American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado USGBC Colorado's Emerging ProfessionalsU.S. Green Building Council Colorado

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Boston area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on Octob...
09/18/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Boston area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on October 2nd at the Boston Society of Architects Space for Architecture and Design! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. Get a special 50% off discount for you and a friend/colleague if you both register!! http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ Boston Society of Architects Western Massachusetts AIA Boston Ashrae - YEA Women in Ashrae Boston Chapter USGBC Massachusetts Chapter

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Connecticut Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on Septe...
09/14/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Connecticut Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on September 22nd at AIA CT! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. Get a special 50% off discount for you and a friend/colleague if you both register!! http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Connecticut IEEE Connecticut Section HBRA of Central Connecticut Connecticut Green Building Council CTGBC Emerging Professionals #architects #connecticut #newhaven

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

STILL TIME for Phoenix, AZ area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Sol...
09/10/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

STILL TIME for Phoenix, AZ area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on September 13th at AIA Phoenix! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/
American Institute of Architects Arizona Component AIA Phoenix Metro USGBC Arizona ACEC Arizona Phoenix IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Phoenix, AZ area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on ...
09/06/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Phoenix, AZ area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on September 13th at AIA Phoenix! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/
American Institute of Architects Arizona Component AIA Phoenix Metro USGBC Arizona ACEC Arizona Phoenix IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Raleigh/Durham, NC area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Train...
09/01/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Raleigh/Durham, NC area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on September 19th at the Center for Architecture and Design! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs.http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA North Carolina AIA Triangle USGBC North Carolina Triangle Chapter of ASHRAE #architects #engineers

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Columbus, OH area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on...
09/01/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Columbus, OH area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on September 13th at the Center for Architecture and Design! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ AIA Ohio AIA Columbus USGBC Ohio #architects #engineers #columbus

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Phoenix, AZ area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on ...
09/01/2017
Solar PV Training | The Building Codes Assistance Project

Phoenix, AZ area Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals: Register NOW for specially designed Solar Training on September 13th at AIA Phoenix! 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, & GBCI CEUs, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/intro/ American Institute of Architects Arizona Component AIA Phoenix Metro USGBC Arizona ACEC Arizona Phoenix IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group

A new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

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