Section 201 of the Waxman-Markey Act calls for the development and adoption by state and local governments of a national energy efficiency code. A summary of the main provisions are as follows: 1. Establishes a national energy efficiency building code for residential and commercial buildings, sufficient to meet each of the national building code energy efficiency targets. 2. Sets energy efficiency targets for the national building code: on the date of enactment of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, 30 percent reduction in energy use relative to a comparable building constructed in compliance with the baseline code effective January 1, 2014, for residential buildings, and January 1, 2015, for commercial buildings, 50 percent reduction in energy use relative to the baseline code; and January 1, 2017, for residential buildings, and January 1, 2018, for commercial buildings, and every 3 years thereafter, respectively, through January 1, 2029, and January 1, 2030, 5 percent additional reduction in energy use relative to the baseline code. The Green Building Guide to Waxman-Markey | Green Business | Reuters [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9FX1fojAJM]YouTube - Scalise: 'We're Setting Up A Global Warming Gestapo!' (Full)[/ame] A National Building code based on Ca. another moronic idea from a whole host of moronic ideas comming from congress. This "Change we can believe in" hey it's making a believer out of me. I believe that the "Change" being made is going to accomplish it's mission and thats to put this nation into such a hole it will never get out of it.