Colorado

Colorado is a home rule state and does not have a mandatory statewide energy code. For a list of jurisdictional energy code adoptions, please click here. Current Commercial Code No statewide code. Current Residential Code No statewide code. Legislation passed in 2007 set the 2003 IECC as the minimum energy code requirement, applicable only to jurisdictions that had already adopted any type of building code or planned to do so in the future. According to BCAP’s research as a pa...
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Vermont

Current Commercial Code Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES)Based on the 2015 IECC, includes alternative compliance path of ASHRAE 90.1 2013 with some Vermont specific requirementsEffective 3/1/2015 Current Residential Code Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES)Based on the 2015 IECCEffective 3/1/2015 Climate Zone: 6A Code Adoption and Change Process Code Change Process Legislative and Regulatory: RBES Revisions go through a process specified in the Stat...
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Nevada

Current Commercial Code 2012 IECC with Nevada amendments; ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 as an acceptable compliance path through Chapter 5 of the 2012 IECC.Passed 5/1/2014, effective 7/1/2015 Current Residential Code 2012 IECC with Nevada amendmentsPassed 5/1/2014, effective 7/1/2015 Southern Nevada amendments to the 2012 IECCNorthern Nevada amendments to the 2012 IECC Climate Zones: 3B, 5B Code Adoption and Change Process Code Change Process Regulatory: Before 2009, th...
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New Hampshire

Current Commercial Code 2009 IECC with references to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Passed 12/11/2009, effective 4/1/2010 Current Residential Code 2009 IECC with New Hampshire amendments Passed 12/11/2009, effective 4/1/2010 Local jurisdictions can amend the adopted state code but have no authority to adopt another code. The New Hampshire state building codes statutes are contained in Title XII, Chapter 155-A. Climate Zones: 5A, 6A Code Adoption and Change Process C...
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South Dakota

South Dakota does not have a statewide mandatory energy code. For a list of jurisdictional energy code adoptions, please click here. Current Commercial Code 2015 IBC, amended at the discretion of the local governing body.Effective 7/15/2015 Current Residential Code South Dakota Residential Energy Conservation StandardBased on the 2009 IECC, voluntary onlyPassed 3/15/2011, effective 7/1/2011 Climate Zones: 5A, 6A Code Adoption and Change Process Code Change Process Pro...
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Washington

Current Commercial Code 2015 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC)Based on the 2015 IECC with state-specific amendmentsPassed 1/6/2016, effective 7/1/2016 Current Residential Code 2015 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC)Based on 2015 IECC with state-specific amendmentsPassed 1/6/2016, effective 7/1/2016 Code Enforcement The State Building Code Act (Chapter 19.27 RCW) requires that each local jurisdiction enforce the State Building Code within its jurisdiction. Any jurisdiction can con...
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District of Columbia

Current Commercial Code 2013 DC Construction Codes Based on the 2012 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Passed 3/20/2014, effective 3/28/2014 Current Residential Code 2013 DC Construction Codes Based on the 2012 IECC with minor amendments Passed 3/20/2014, effective 3/28/2014 Green Code 2013 DC Green Construction Code, based on the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) as amended by the District of Columbia 2013 Green Construction Code Supplement Adopted 3/28/2014 Green Build...
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New Jersey

Current Commercial Code Uniform Construction Code (NJAC 5:23-3.18) Based on ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Passed 9/21/2015, effective 3/21/2016 Current Residential Code Uniform Construction Code (NJAC 5:23-3.18) Based on the 2015 IECC Passed 9/21/2015, effective 3/21/2016 Climate Zones: 4A, 5A Code Adoption and Change Process Code Change Process Legislative and Regulatory Process: The New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Act stipulates that model codes and standards p...
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Minnesota

Current Commercial Code Minnesota Commercial State Building Code, Chapter 1323, based on the 2012 IECC with state-specific amendments; ASHRAE 90.1-2010 is also a compliance option. passed 8/18/14, effective 6/2/15 This code is also applicable for public Minnesota buildings. The following are exemptions from the code: Buildings that do not use either electricity or fossil fuel; and Equipment and portions of building systems that use energy primarily to provide for industrial or...
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West Virginia

Current Commercial Code ASHRAE 90.1-2007Passed 7/18/2012, effective 9/1/2013 Current Residential Code 2009 IECCPassed 7/18/2012, effective 9/1/2013 Climate Zones: 4A, 5A Code Adoption and Change Process Code Change Process Legislative and Regulatory: The West Virginia State Fire Commission is responsible for adopting, promulgating, and amending statewide construction codes. The Administrative Procedures Act requires public hearings on the adoption of all codes by the...
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