Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction


First Advisor

Avery Schwer

Date of this Version



A. Thompson, A Study on Residential Construction Energy Code Compliance in Nebraska, UNL Digital Commons, 2018.


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Science, Major: Construction Engineering and Management, Under the supervision of Professor Avery Schwer. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2018

Copyright (c) 2018 Aaron Thompson


Energy codes are easy to implement, but how effectively are they being followed? To determine energy code compliance of residential construction in Nebraska, a study was conducted in which seven key areas having the most effect on energy savings were analyzed. The study examined both urban and rural areas of the state and compared Nebraska to other states’ energy code compliance studies. The study found an eighty-eight percent average compliance in the key areas. Urban areas tended to be more compliant than rural areas. Nebraska is comparative in energy code compliance to other states. Yet, the state of Nebraska, code jurisdictions and builders still have room for improvement.

Advisor: Avery Schwer