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Document type: Other
Publication Date: September 2012
Page Focus: Adoption

This toolkit was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) for use by states, municipalities, energy code advocates, policymakers, stakeholders, and all other groups with a vested interest in energy code adoption.

This toolkit provides information and resources to help guide adopting authorities through the adoption process and setting minimum requirements for new construction.

This toolkit provides some insight into how the adoption process may influence the residential and commercial build communities.

Document type: Other
Publication Date: September 2012
Page Focus: Adoption, Code Development, Compliance, Enforcement

Buildings account for almost 40% of the energy used in the United States and, as a direct result of that use, our environment and economy are impacted. Building energy codes and standards provide an effective response. The Building Energy Codes Program designed the Adoption, Compliance, and Enforcement (ACE) Learning Series for those in the building industry having the greatest potential to influence the adoption of and compliance with building energy codes and standards. Each toolkit in the ACE Learning Series delivers essential information to enable designers, specifiers, builders, building owners, policy makers, code officials, and others involved in building design and construction to understand the important role building energy codes play in helping us all address our energy, economic, and environmental challenges.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: March 2011
Page Focus: Adoption

This document is a list of Alaska-specific amendments to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, adopted by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) on March 9, 2011. It is meant to be read in conjunction with the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2010 which may be purchased at local bookstores or online. These amendments comprise both the residential and commercial Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES) for AHFC-funded residential mortgage loans and energy rebates, and energy retrofits of public buildings. These amendments supplant the BEES amendments to the 2006 IECC for residential projects as adopted on June 17, 2009, and include the amendments previously made to the 2009 IECC known as the “Commercial BEES.”

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: August 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The State of Arizona, based on the demonstrated adoption and enforcement of the International Energy Conservation Code adn ASHRAE 90.1-2007 at the local jurisdiction level, is on track to meet the intent of the compliance requirements of Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976, as amended concerning energy codes.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: June 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the State of Arkansas has adopted the Arkansas Energy Code for New Building Construction Supplements and Amendments for 2011, which references the 2003 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings, as well as ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for nonresidential buildings.

Document type: Resource Guide
Publication Date: June 2011
Page Focus: Adoption, Code Development, Compliance

This guide provides key information to policy makers on energy codes and standards and offers guidance on how policy makers can support the creation of statewide energy efficiency goals and standards. In addition, this guide instructs policy makers on how they can:

  • Encourage the adoption of statewide codes.
  • Establish energy code awareness programs.
  • Support enforcement of and compliance with energy codes.
  • Participate in the development of model codes and standards.
  • Determine the viability of the new code.
Document type: State-specific
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption

In an effort to provide high levels of continuing energy code support to Colorado’s 329 code jurisdictions, the Governor’s Energy Office commissioned an independent survey to better understand the types of code assistance desired. The survey was conducted by the International Codes Council between October and December 2008. The collected responses from 174 of Colorado’s code jurisdictions are presented in this report.

Document type: Analysis, State-specific
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption

The purpose of the Colorado Gap Analysis Report is twofold: 1) document and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s existing energy code adoption and implementation infrastructure and policies; and 2) recommend potential actions state agencies, local jurisdictions, and other stakeholders can take to achieve 100% compliance with the model energy codes.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The State of Colorado provides the following information to certify compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation andProduction Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended. As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes, the State of Colorado, as a long-term "home-rule" state has no statewide jurisdiction for the adoption and compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 at the local jurisdiction level. However, the State of Colorado, based on the demonstrated adoption and enforcement of the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 at the local jurisdiction level, fully meets the intent of the compliance requirements of the ECPA concerning energy codes.

In addition, the State of Colorado., within its jurisdictional authority, ahs adopted the 2012 IECC for low-rise residential buildings, as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for nonresidential buildings.

Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Date: September 2011
Page Focus: Adoption, Compliance

Conformity assessment is a term used to describe the processes followed to demonstrate that a product, service, management system, or body meets specified requirements, such as standards, codes, laws, regulations, or other criteria. With respect to energy codes, conformity assessment includes all activities and tasks undertaken by any number of entities to ensure that the provisions of an adopted energy code are achieved at a designated point in time. This report identifies and discusses conformity assessment activities and provides guidance for developing new or adjusting existing ways of verifying compliance. In addition, this report looks at different ways to ensure that the energy efficiency goals of an adopted code or standard are achieved.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The purpose of this letter is to document that the State of Connecticut has met its stautory requirement with regard to adoption of energy codes that meet or exceed the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code for residential buildings and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: May 2018
Page Focus: Adoption

The purpose of this letter is to document that the State of Connecticut has meet its statutory requirement with regard to adoption of energy codes that meet or exceed the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for residential buildings and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for commercial buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the State of Delaware has adopted the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings, along with the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings adn all other residential buildings not covered under the IECC 2009.

Document type: Resource Guide
Publication Date: September 2011
Page Focus: Adoption, Code Development, Green and Advanced Codes

The Going Beyond Code Guide is designed to help state and local governments design and implement successful "beyond code" programs for new commercial and residential buildings. The goal is to help states and localities establish voluntary or mandatory programs that go well beyond traditional minimum code requirements for new buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption

Title 39, Chapter 41, "Idaho Building Code Act" (§ 39-4101) of the Idaho Statutes and Administrative Rules authorizes the state division of building safety and local governments to adopt and enforce building codes pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption

With respect to the State facilities covered by  71 Ill. Adm. Code 600.Subpart B:

This Part, all additional requirements incorporated within Subpart B (including ASHRAE 90.1 Standards, including all published errata but excluding published supplements that encompass ASHRAE
90.1-2013), and any statutorily authorized adaptations to the incorporated standards adopted by CDB are effective January 1, 2016.

With respect to the privately funded commercial facilities covered by 71 Ill. Adm. Code 600.Subpart C:

This Part, all additional requirements incorporated within Subpart C (including the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, including all published errata and excluding published supplements that encompass ASHRAE 90.1-2013), and any statutorily authorized adaptations to the incorporated standards adopted by CDB, are effective January 1, 2016.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: September 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the State of Illinois has adopted the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, which consists of the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings (with Illinois specific amendments), as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for nonresidential buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: March 2010
Page Focus: Adoption

This form is to be used by Iowa registered architects and licensed professional engineers to show compliance with Iowa Code 103A.19 and Administrative Rule 661-303.1(3), in the design of buildings which are subject to this law.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption

The Iowa state building code commissioner, with the approval of the advisory council, formulates, adopts, amends and/or revises and promulgates reasonable rules designed to establish minimum safeguards in building construction, and establishes regulations to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation adn Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the Commonwealth of Kentuchy has adopted by reference the 2009 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) afor low-rise residential builidings, as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for non-residential buildings (by virtue of its reference within the 2009 IECC).

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: May 2014
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation adn Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the Commonwealth of Kentuchy is now in the process of amending the 2013 Kentucky Building Code to adopt by reference the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for non-residential buildings (by virtue of its reference within the 2012 IECC).  

In addition, the Board of Housing, Buildings and Construction voted not to adopt the 2012 IECC with respect to Kentucky's residential code.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: October 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

Letter from the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction requesting a deadline to file Kentucky's certification statement with respect to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010.

Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The energycode for one- and two-family residential structures in Louisiana is Part IV: Energy Conservation of the 2006 IRC. 2009 IECC is currently being enforced in low-rise, multifamily residential structures. ASHRAE 90.1-2007 is currently enforced for commercial construction.

This letter certifies that ACT 390 of 2013 has been signed by the Governor, and it will update Part IV: Energy Conservation of the 2009 IRC effective January 1, 2014, and that ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 is the code  currently enforced by the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal for commercial construction.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: October 2009
Page Focus: Adoption

The Maine Legislature enacted the Uniform Building and Energy Code (PL 2007, Chapter 699 and amendments PL 2009, Chapter 261). This document provides some answers to frequently-asked questions about the code.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The State of Maine has adopted building codes for energy efficiency; they are included in the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC). The State of Maine has adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007.  The 2009 IECC is required; ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 is included as part of MUBEC, but compliance is not mandatory.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

By legislation, the Maryland Building Performance Standards (MPBS) which was adopted in 1994 is updated every three years to coincide with the International Code Council (ICC) change cycle, as the ICC updates their I-codes. The MBPS adopted the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 on January 1, 2012. Maryland legislation requires the State of Maryland to adopt the first printing of the latest International Building Code, International Residential Code and the International Energy Conservation Code within one year of publication by the ICC.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: January 2010
Page Focus: Adoption

In accordance with the statutory requirements of the Green Communities Act, the Board of Building Regulations and Standards amended the Massachusetts Building Code as of January 1, 2010, requiring the use of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code with Massachusetts amendments.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) in consultation with the Deparment of Energy Resources has amended the Massachusetts statewide building code in line with the recommendations of the Department of Energy on the following occasions:

On October 17, 2008, the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 was adopted as chapter thirteen of the amended Massachusetts seventh edition building energy code.

On Jauary 1, 2010, the IECC 2009 was adopted and by direct reference the ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2007 was maintained in the amended Massachusetts seventh edition building energy code.

 

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: November 2010
Page Focus: Adoption

Rules governing the energy efficiency for the design and construction of buildings and structures, not including residential buildings, shall be those contained in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), section 501.1 and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, including appendices A, B, C, and D. With the amendments noted, Section 501.1 of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 are adopted in these rules by reference.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The State of Michigan adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code for residential construction, which became effective March 9, 2011.

The State of Michigan adopted the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standard for commercial construction, which became effective March 9, 2011.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In reference to Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this letter serves to certify the State of Mississippi's request for an extension of time to adopt a residential energy code which is equivalent to the 2009 version of the International Energy Conservation Code for low-rise residential buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this letter is to certify that the State of Nebraska has updated the Nebraska Enery Code, which references the 2009 version of the International Energy Conservation Code, as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for non-residential buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning hereby certifies that the State of New Hampshire has a residential building energy code that meets the requirements of the 2009 IECC, and a commercial building energy code that meets ASHRAE 90.1-2007.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: August 2011
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with the Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976, as amended, this document certifies that the state of New Jersey has adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings, along with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings and all other residential buildings not covered under the 2009 IECC.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

This letter certifies New Mexico's compliance with the Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976 (ECPA), as amended . The State of New Mexico has adopted the New Mexico Energy Conservation Code, which references the 2009 version of the International Energy Conservation Code with amendments for residential buildings as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the State of New York has adopted the 2010 edition of the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (the "2010 ECCCNYS") as New York State's building energy code for residential buildings and non-residential (commercial) buildings.

With regard to residential buildings, the 2010 ECCCNYS is based on, and is equivalent to or more stringent than, the 2009 version of the International Energy Conservation Code.

With regard to commercial buildings, the 2010 ECCCNYS is equivalent to or more stringent than ASHRAE 90.1-2007.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The Board conducted public hearings on November 13, 2009 and January 21, 2011 on proposed updates to the Ohio Building Code including updating the referenced ASHRAE 90.l Standard from the 2004 to the 2007 edition. The Board subsequently adopted these updates effective November 1, 2011 for all new nonresidential construction in Ohio.

The Residential Construction Advisory Committee recommended to the Board that it update the referenced IECC Standard from the 2006 to the 2009 edition, adopt the Ohio Home Builders Association Prescriptive Energy Code Option, and adopt the International Residential Code Chapter 11 requirements with U.S. Department of Energy recommended changes to achieve energy efficiency equivalency to the 2009 IECC as all valid options for energy code compliance in Ohio. The Board accepted the recommendations of the RCAC and conducted a public hearing on these and other updates to the Residential Code of Ohio on April 26, 2012. The Board subsequently adopted...

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption

This document outlines the organization and division of the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: December 2008
Page Focus: Adoption

Para-Technical's checklist for the Oregon code adoption process.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: June 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the State of Oregon has adopted the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code, which is equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 for non-residential structures. The State of Oregon has adopted the  2011 Residential Energy Efficiency Specialty Code with energy provisions exceeding those of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In accordance with the provisions of Section 304(a) of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA), as amended, this is to certify that the Commonwealth of Pennslyvania has adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and, by reference, ASHRAE 90.1-2007.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Energy's determinations on the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007, the State of South Carolina is submitting its statutorialy required certification that we have reviewed adn adopted both referenced codes.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date:
Page Focus: Adoption

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office will implement enforcement of adopted energy codes for new building project submissions as of Friday, July 1, 2011. The energy codes adopted are:

  • All buildings other than state buildings: The 2006 International Energy Conservation Code
  • State buildings: ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007.
Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention certifies that it has adopted the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for one and two family dwellings and townhouses and non-State owned commercial buildings, and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for State Buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: September 2016
Page Focus: Adoption

The Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)adopted the 2015 IECC effective Nov. I, 2016, for all commercial and residential buildings greater than three stories above grade and for state-funded buildings SECO adopted the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013, with an effective date of June I, 2016.

For residential buildings, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1736 on June 16, 2014 moving the state's single-family residential energy code from the 2009 code to the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), Chapter 11, effective September I, 2016. The Texas state legislature modified the 2015 IRC Energy Rating Index scores to a set of scaled scores that increases in stringency over time.

Publication Date: June 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

The State of Texas, in compliance with the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, has reviewed the provisions of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for energy efficiency in commercial buildings.  The Texas State Energy Conservation Office adopted teh 2009 IECC effective April 1, 2011 for all commercial and residential buildings greater than three stories above grade.  A study done by the Energy System's Laboratory of Texas A&M University deomstrates that the 2009 IECC code results in equivalent overall energy savings performance when compared to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for large office buildings in Texas.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the State of Washington has adopted the 2012 Edition, Washington State Energy Code, which meets or exceeds the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings, as well as ASHRAE 90.1-2010 for nonresidential buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation adn Production Act of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the District of Columbia has taken the appropriate actions as listed to meet the statutory requirements related to the Department of Energy (DOE) determinations for the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1-2007/

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: June 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

West Virginia has adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code for residential construction and the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standard for commercial building construction.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2013
Page Focus: Adoption

This letter will serve as certification that the 2009 IECC code with Wisconsin amendements as contained in SPS chapters 360-366 were implemented on Sept. 1, 2011. Attached to this letter is an analysis of current Wisconsin UDC versus the 2012 IECC (prepared by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance), which Wisconsin is in the process of evaluating (as of the date of this letter).  Changes to the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code were also implemented on Septemeber 1, 2011. This letter certifies that Wisconsin  Commercial Building Code adopted the 2009 editions of the International Building Code and the International Energy Conservation Code, with amendments as addressed in SPS Chapters 360-366.