Resources for Home Owners

It is important for home owners to understand the value of a home built to the new NH energy code established in the IECC 2009. Home owners may not need to know the specific details of the code but they do bear the responsibility of hiring professionals who know the code and who are prepared to build to the new standards. Properties that are built to the new energy code are more energy efficient - not only will they save the home owner money in heating and cooling expenses, but they also offer a safer and healthier environment to live and work in.

Below you will find quick reference guides and tools to help you learn more about the NH energy code and how the it affects home owners in NH.

Quick Toolkit for Home Owners

BECP's Top Ten Reasons for Building Energy Codes


DOE's Energy Codes 101


My Energy Plan Personal Home Energy Planner


The RESNET HERS Index Brochure


Hey NH homeowners! Are you buying or renovating a home? Read up on what the Alliance to Save Energy has to say about the importance of making sure your new home meets energy code.

We are also excited to share some spectacular resources and tools designed just for you! Developed by BCAP in partnership with Consumers Union, these online tools can help you learn about the energy code, demand energy-efficient construction and help spread the word. Click here to learn more!

Be sure to check out these handy resources: an energy code checklist for homeowners and energy code guide!