(CARSON CITY, Nev.) October 06, 2021
On Energy Efficiency Day, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) reminds residents and businesses that energy efficiency is a key component of the Nevada Climate Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
“Energy efficiency is the standard now in Nevada buildings,” David Bobzien, GOE director, said. “With our recent adoption of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code, building energy codes are more efficient than ever before, setting us up for significantly reduced GHG emissions from buildings and making those built environments safer and healthier for all.”
Per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 701.220, GOE adopts the most recently published version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and adopted the 2021 IECC on July 28. The 2021 IECC is nine percent more efficient than the 2018 version.
In addition, Governor Steve Sisolak has proclaimed October 6, 2021 as Energy Efficiency Day in Nevada to promote the quickest, easiest, and most cost-effective way for residents and businesses to reduce utility bills and GHG emissions. In an industry that employs approximately 11,000 Nevadans in family-sustaining clean energy jobs, cutting energy waste saves up to $500 per household from appliance efficiency standards alone.
“The easiest, most affordable way to contribute to Nevada’s energy efficiency is to replace inefficient lightbulbs in homes and businesses,” Director Bobzien said. “Thanks to Assembly Bill 383 during the last legislative session, our office will soon facilitate new standards for energy efficient appliances sold in Nevada.”
Implementing energy efficiency measures across Nevada helps meet the state’s climate goals and ensures Nevada residents have safe, healthy, and comfortable homes and workplaces with reduced energy costs.
About the Governor's Office of Energy
The Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) oversees energy programs required through statute and those that help to meet the mission of the office, which is to ensure the wise development of Nevada’s energy resources in harmony with local community economic needs and Nevada natural resources.