Building Energy Code (New Hampshire)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Building Energy Code|
|Incentive Type||Building Energy Code|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|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.|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-07-27|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-09-19|
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.