About the Field Study

Residential energy code field studies identify opportunities for training, outreach and resource development to improve energy efficiency in single-family homes. Study results are totally anonymous and do not include any identifying information (home addresses, code official names, or builder names). Results and conclusions are shared with homebuilders, code officials, state agencies and other stakeholders.

  • Our goal is to help increase energy savings and reduce energy costs for communities and homeowners.
  • The study is designed to take place during a single site visit, prioritizing the most important information.
  • All data are confidential.
  • Findings help identify future training needs and opportunities.

View previous study findings and methodology at U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

View previous SEEA residential energy field code reports >>

South Carolina Field Study – How to Participate

Local builders and building departments are crucial to project success. You can help determine how residential energy codes will impact home energy savings. Our goal is to increase energy savings and reduce energy costs for South Carolina residents.

Contact Sarina Sawyer, workforce training and partnerships manager, for more information.

About the South Carolina Field Study Team

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA)

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 2007, SEEA is a Regional Energy Efficiency Organization (REEO) serving eleven southeastern states and five U.S. Island territories in complementary climate zones. SEEA works closely with state energy offices, municipalities, industry groups, utilities, and other stakeholders to promote energy efficiency as a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development and energy security. SEEA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Lab to support building energy code adoption, implementation and compliance across the Southeast, including conducting four prior energy code field studies and multiple training and technical assistance efforts.

SK Collaborative

Based in Decatur, Georgia, SK Collaborative applies proven building techniques to real-life situations. Whether you are a developer, builder, remodeler, contractor, architect, or homeowner, they can help you implement cost-effective techniques that will make your project better and simply and easily meet the requirements of building certification programs. Through their range of services, including consulting, design reviews and charrettes, training, building certification, and building envelope inspections and testing, they help make projects more efficient, healthy, and durable. They have over 80,000 units of single and multifamily housing, both affordable and market rate, in process or certified under various green building programs throughout the country and internationally.

Built Environment, LLC

Bourke Reeve formed Built Environment LLC in 2018 to assist his clients in meeting their sustainability and energy efficiency goals. Bourke brings over 15 years of experience in building codes, sustainability, construction, and preservation. This experience is paired with relationships with some of the leading state and regional organizations in the Southeast. Some of his past partners and clients include the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Institute for Market Transformation, the Arkansas Energy Office, and Three Points Planning. As a technical expert on energy codes, Bourke has worked in partnership with a wide variety of non-profit organizations, state agencies, and local communities. Bourke has been involved in developing and implementing U.S. Department of Energy-funded field study projects in multiple southeastern states.