Building Energy Code (New Hampshire)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New Hampshire

Name Building Energy Code
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs






Code Change Cycle No set schedule. Most recent update was effective on April 1, 2010.
Commercial Code The New Hampshire Energy Code is a state code that references the 2009 IECC amended to Climate Zone 6, mandatory statewide, COMcheck can be used to comply.

















Residential Code The New Hampshire Energy Code is a state code that references the 2009 IECC amended to Climate Zone 6, mandatory statewide, REScheck can be used to comply.



















Website http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/new-hampshire
Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-27
Last DSIRE Review 2013-09-19



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Note: Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP web sites.

New Hampshire adopted a mandatory statewide building code in 2002 based on the 2000 IECC. SB 81 was enacted in July 2007, and it upgraded the New Hampshire Energy Code to the 2006 IECC. In December 2009 the New Hampshire Energy Code was again updated. The New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board adopted IECC 2009 as the new statewide code effective April 1, 2010. The local building official enforces the energy requirements.

Local governments may adopt different requirements only if those requirements are more stringent than the state code. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has the rulemaking authority to change the standards within the code.

For official information about New Hampshire's building codes, visit: www.state.nh.us/safety/boardsandcommissions/bldgcode/nhstatebldgcode.html. In addition, the state of New Hampshire has initiated the New Hampshire Energy Code Challenge.



      
     
     


















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"