With the growing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, understanding the resilience benefits of building codes is more important than ever. By improving the energy efficiency of buildings, energy codes help enhance occupant safety and comfort and reduce energy costs, use, and emissions. In addition, they contribute to individual and community resilience by improving grid reliability, and in the event of a power outage, enhancing passive survivability in buildings, thereby keeping occupants safer for longer. In this webinar, presenters will explore research findings from a recent DOE report and federal, state, and local activities related to the resilience benefits of building codes and energy efficiency.


Back by Popular Demand: BECP Energy Code Webinar Series!

Please join the DOE Building Energy Codes Program for the 2023-2024 Energy Code Webinar Series! This monthly webinar series, regularly scheduled for the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. (Eastern), will provide an opportunity to learn, discuss, and engage on timely and important energy code topics throughout the year. Each monthly webinar will be presented across a range of engaging formats, from topic-based lectures to expert panels and interactive discussions. 

Future Events

We hope you become a regular attendee and tune in to the webinar series each month. Our current lineup of topics over the next few months include:

  • Strategies to Equitably Expand the Energy Codes Workforce | October 19 (Register)
  • What You Need to Know about the New Energy Standard for Commercial Buildings:  ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2022 | November 16 (Register)
  • Best Practices for Understanding and Improving Compliance: Field Studies, Circuit Riders, and More | January 18 (Register)
  • Addressing Existing Buildings: Building Performance Standards and Implementation Support Tools | February 15 (Register)
  • Energy Code Enforcement Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Communities | March 21 (Register)

You can register for each webinar and access presentation slides at

Continuing Education

AIA and ICC continuing education credits will be offered for the live events. Instructions for requesting certificates of completion will be provided at the end of each live seminar.

The Building Energy Codes Program

The U.S. Department of Energy supports the advancement of building energy codes. Modern building codes and standards offer cost-effective solutions, contributing to lower utility bills for homes and businesses, and helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Learn more at