Building Codes, Associated Standards, and Regulations

Building standards and model codes that address the energy-effi­cient design of residential buildings have been around for over 30 years. It was the energy crisis of the 1970s, however, that launched a plethora of federal regulations, testing standards, and guidelines have now been developed not only to provide more energy-efficient home construction but also to help provide consumer safety, elimi­nate fraud, and even assist in home mortgage financing.