At the Department of Energy (DOE), the Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of $4 million for the Commercial Buildings and Energy Codes Field Studies funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001532).This funding opportunity seeks to develop and test a methodology for identifying the commercial energy code requirements that can provide the maximum cost-effective energy and cost savings through increased compliance. The methodology will be tested in selected building types and climate zones. Quantifying the energy savings will create the foundation of a business case for private investors, especially utilities, to fund programs aimed at increasing compliance. Currently empirical data to support such an investment doesn’t exist. Details