Building Energy Code (West Virginia)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place West Virginia

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. The new editions of the code are reviewed for possible adoption as soon as they become available.
Commercial Code 2009 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2007; voluntary statewide

Residential Code 2009 IECC, 2009 IRC with exceptions; voluntary statewide

Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-21
Last DSIRE Review 2013-10-18
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


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 websites.

The West Virginia State Fire Commission is responsible for adopting and promulgating statewide construction codes. These codes may be voluntarily adopted at the local level. Local jurisdictions must adopt the statewide requirements in order to enforce them at the local level. For jurisdictions that adopt the statewide codes, compliance is determined by plan review and inspection by local building officials. If local jurisdictions do not adopt the statewide codes, contractors, builders, and architects are responsible for complying with the provisions of the codes. The Fire Commission most recently updated the voluntary building energy codes in 2013. The residential code takes effect on 11/30/13; the commercial code took effect on 9/1/13.

The West Virginia codes are available online through the West Virginia Fire Commission. For further information on building regulations and codes, contact the West Virginia Fire Commission at (304) 558-2191.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kelly A. Bragg
Department West Virginia Division of Energy

Address Bldg. 6, Room 645

Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25305-0311
Phone (304) 558-2234
Phone 2 (800) 982-3386


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


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