Model Policies

The purpose of this document is to compile and summarize city and county ordinances that provide incentives or regulations to promote sustainable development. City or county officials can use this document to aid in drafting sustainable development policies for their local area. The goal of this booklet is to increase knowledge and awareness of current policies and ordinances created around the theme of sustainable development and conservation.

Focus: Adoption
Category: Code Adoption and Compliance, Green Building, Incentive
State: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Virginia, Washington

The Iowa Building Code Commission has the authority to adopt and amend the building codes. The state energy code is reviewed on a 3-year code cycle corresponding to publication of the IECC. Iowa has consistently adopted the IECC published version the past three code cycles. Iowa adopted the 2009 IECC on January 1, 2010.

Focus: Adoption
Category: Code Adoption and Compliance
State: Iowa

The Idaho Building Code Board has authority to adopt and amend building codes pursuant to I.C. Section 39-4109. Updated codes are adopted every 3 years by the Idaho Legislature as they are revised by the International Code Council. Idaho has consistently adopted the IECC published versions the past four code cycles. Idaho adopted the 2009 IECC on January 1, 2011.

Focus: Adoption
Category: Code Adoption and Compliance
State: Idaho

The Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code Envelope Compliance Certificate for Commercial Buildings is used to demonstrate compliance with the mandatory requirements of the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty code.

Focus: Adoption
Category: Code Adoption and Compliance
State: Oregon

The Michigan Construction Code commercial provisions include adoption of the 2009 IECC.

Focus: Adoption
Category: Code Adoption and Compliance
State: Michigan