Policy Brief

Building Energy Codes and Industry Standards to Advance Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Resource Efficiency

May 8, 2023

National model energy codes and state energy codes are beginning to include CEA-specific provisions as the sector grows rapidly, but CEA sector engagement has historically been limited. Increased engagement and use of real-world performance data would better focus national code and standards development processes, which can provide clarity on future policy direction.

This guide provides an overview of current building energy codes and industry standards, summarizes emerging CEA provisions, and identifies how CEA stakeholders can engage in code and standards development processes at the national level, and in the development and implementation of codes at the state and local levels.

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