As the International Code Council considers updates to its 2015 model building energy code, senior advisor Jim Lazar calls for greater attention to the role of building energy codes in meeting efficiency standards.  He recognizes states such as California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington as leaders in supporting code compliance as part of state energy efficiency obligations in a recent Megawatt Daily article. Utilities in these states support cutting-edge compliance, training, and enforcement of energy codes, which form the foundation for additional cost-effective efficiency savings.