Commonwealth Policy Papers

Article Title

The Benefits and Challenges to Cycle-Based Adoption of the International Code Council’s Model Building and Energy Conservation Codes


This whitepaper is intended to provide policy guidance to state and local jurisdictions that wish to bring their building and energy conservation codes to more current technological and methodological standards. Specifically, this white paper advocates for cycle-based adoption of model building and energy conservation codes published every three years by the International Code Council (ICC). In doing so, the paper outlines the numerous benefits and challenges to implementing such a policy.