Vermont Adopts 2015 IECC-Based Residential & Commerical Energy Code

Originally published by: Vermont Public Service DepartmentJanuary 8, 2015

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Last month, Vermont adopted a new energy code based on the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for both residential and commercial buildings. It is the first state in the country to adopt a 2015 IECC-based energy code. The 2015 Vermont Residential and Commercial Building Energy Standards (RBES and CBES) will become effective on March 1, 2015. In addition to the RBES and CBES upgrades, Vermont also passed the newly developed Residential Stretch Code. The Stretch Code will become effective on December 1, 2015. The Public Service Department (PSD) is currently in the process of finalizing the Commercial Stretch Code. The energy code books, handbooks and code training schedule will be available soon on the PSD website.

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