The Intersection of Energy Codes and Electrical Codes on the Road to Decarbonization

As the U.S. building stock electrifies and decarbonizes in the coming decades, an unprecedented amount of new electrical load will be added to the grid. How easy or difficult this transition will be depends, in part, on both building energy codes like the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 and the electrical codes like National Electrical Code (NEC). This session will address NEC requirements around solar PV, electric vehicle charging, home batteries, Energy Management systems, as well as exploring implications for electric panel sizing. Speakers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) will summarize the barriers identified in the electrical code and proposed code changes, present on guidelines for complying with the NEC, and discuss various ways that the electrical and energy code intersect.


Apr 18 2024


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

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