Title

Comparison of the Commercial Provisions of the 2020 Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation, 7th Edition with 2021 IECC & ASHRAE 90.1-2019

Secondary Author(s)

Swami, Muthusamy V.

Report Number

FSEC-CR-2113-21

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/FSEC-CR-2113-21.pdf

Keywords

Energy Codes; Commercial

Abstract

This report provides comparison of the commercial provisions of the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation (FBC-EC) with the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHREA 90.1-2019. The first part developed code changes listing identifying energy and construction cost impacts. The second part analyzed energy and energy cost savings potential of the 2021 IECC and the 2019 ASHRAE 90.1 compared to the 2020 FBC-EC using prototype buildings energy model and simulation. And performed cost-benefit analysis of code changes with energy impact and provided recommendation for consideration by Florida Building Commission for addition to the 8th Edition (2023) FBC-EC.

Date Published

6-15-2021

Subjects

Buildings - Commercial; Buildings - Energy Codes

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