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Kristyn Clayton

Kristyn Clayton has been a consultant on energy codes for over twenty years. She lives and works in Seattle, Washington, and is the sustainability program manager for McKinstry Co., a large mechanical engineering and contracting, energy services and sustainability consulting firm. In her spare time she serves as chair of the WA State Building Code Council's energy code technical advisory group. Kristyn holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Virginia and a masters of science in architecture from Washington State University. She can be reached at


Energy Conservation and the Electrical Industry Overview and Residential Requirements

The recent article in the IAEI News outlining the background, purpose, and need for energy codes, energy conservation and sustainable construction should serve as a wakeup call to the electrical industry. Energy codes are not new; the first energy conservation code appeared in the seventies as a reaction to that decade’s energy crisis.