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Energy Efficiency: Building Codes Program
The OED Building Energy Codes Program is an information resource on adopted state-wide energy codes and proposed updates. The program originated from a grant through the Department of Energy and matching funds from the State. This ongoing training is made possible with funding from utility demand-side management programs, thanks to the sponsors, Questar Gas and Rocky Mountain Power.
OED works with other government agencies, state and local jurisdictions, national code organizations, and industry to promote stronger building energy codes and help adopt, implement, and enforce those codes.
This program recognizes that energy codes maximize energy efficiency only when they are fully embraced by users and supported through education, implementation, and enforcement.
Energy codes are reviewed on a three-year cycle. 2009 is a year when new codes are proposed. The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is a part of this code cycle. Codes are named by the year in which they are released.
The Utah Uniform Building Code Commission is in the process of evaluating proposed codes updates. Based on the provisions of Senate Bill 211, passed in the 2009 General Session, the Legislature will make a final determination about energy codes across Utah.
The Building Energy Code is one of many building codes that are in effect in Utah. The variety of different codes and their cycles can be confusing. In an attempt to simplify and remain consistent, Utah chose a single family of codes. This is the I-Code (International Code) family, which contains the IECC.
To find out exactly what code cycles are in effect and any state-wide amendments that may have been included, check the updated administrative rule in the Utah Uniform Building Standards Act Rules section R156-56-701.
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- Standard 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings. Purchase from ASHRAE.
- Advanced Energy Design Guides (Free Download)
- Building Codes Assistance Project
- Building Energy Codes Program, Department of Energy
- Energy Efficient Codes Coalition
- Energy Star
- International Code Council (ICC)
- Responsible Energy Codes Alliance
- Uniform Building Codes
- Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
- Utah Energy Conservation Coalition