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Review Proposed Energy Code Changes

Monday, June 6, 2016  
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Review Proposed Energy Code Changes
Building Code Changes Become Effective Fall 2016

The Building Code Enforcement Branch is currently reviewing the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code and the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 for adoption in 2016. The Energy Code Change Proposal public comment period closed on May 12, 2016, and the following amendments have been proposed:
The proposed amendments above do not contain the unamended portions in the model code. The model code can be purchased through the International Code Council at www.iccsafe.org or other construction book stores. Per state law, the 2015 IECC-Residential will become effective September 1, 2016 and the 2015 IECC - Commercial and ASHRAE 90.1-2013 on November 1, 2016. For questions, please contact Luke Fry at luke.fry@houstontx.gov or Michael Blasko at michael.blasko@houstontx.gov.

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