Increasing effectiveness of energy codes
The NEEA Codes and Standards program supports regional stakeholders in the development and adoption, training and implementation of energy codes.
States engage in the code development process along different cycles and code versions, but all states now use the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as a baseline for their commercial energy codes. All states except Oregon now use the IECC as the basis of their residential code.
The adoption of codes is the responsibility of state code boards or agencies. Official state-by-state energy code information can be found on state building code websites:
Idaho - http://dbs.idaho.gov/boards/index.html
Oregon - http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/bcd/
Washington - https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/apps/sbcc/default.aspx
Montana - http://svc.mt.gov/gov/boards/
For direct technical assistance on energy codes in the region please contact:
Idaho: David Freelove, Idaho Circuit Rider, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana: Dale Horton email@example.com or Paul Tschida firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon: Residential – Roger Kainu email@example.com
Commercial – Blake Shelide firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington: Residential – Gary Nordeen NordeenG@energy.wsu.edu
Commercial – Lisa Rosenow email@example.com
Current Northwest State Codes
Each state has building code boards that make final code adoption decisions. NEEA provides funding for code development, technical assistance, and education support within each state:
NEEA is currently developing a commercial compliance study protocol, and anticipates launching our first commercial building assessment in 2016. For more information on Washington Commercial Code Compliance, please contact Lisa Rosenow, firstname.lastname@example.org.