The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the New Buildings Institute (NBI) have released Implementing an Outcome-Based Compliance Path in Energy Codes: Guidance for Cities, a document that provides guidance to help communities achieve energy goals.

The document contains a new approach to code compliance to shift the focus towards actual, measurable energy results. This strategy can begin impacting energy influencing measures not currently included in the nation’s model energy codes, according to a news release.