Energy equity and environmental justice (EEEJ) is a newly emphasized part of the Statewide CASE Team’s work and is an increasingly important part of energy codes all over the country. The Statewide CASE Team exists to make code change proposals, and this code cycle, these proposals were developed with intentional consideration of how energy codes can affect underrepresented communities. The Statewide CASE Team is committed to integrating and prioritizing equity not only in the current code cycle, but also in each future code cycle to come.
By including EEEJ in this work, the Statewide CASE Team invites community partners and interested parties to the table. This work could not be done without the participation and engagement of the EEEJ stakeholders, who bring a critical perspective, expertise in equity, and often lived experience.