Georgia Codes Advisory Committee Delays Adoption Energy Codes

The 2015 IECC Task Force was to present the Final Report of the Georgia State Supplements and Amendments for approval of the State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) held on November 16. The final report was published on September 21, 2017.

A member of the SCAC motioned for a 3-month delay of approval to the February meeting (anticipated February 28, 2018) to allow for concerns/comments/suggestions to be submitted by February 1, 2018.

The Task Force Chair and Vice Chair pushed for adoption at the November meeting, as the trade associations had already worked out many compromises, and further delays make the path to full adoption on January 1, 2019 more difficult. Once approved by the SCAC, the Georgia State Supplements and Amendments must go before the Department of Community Affairs, and then the state legislature (the normal legislative session will close in late March 2018).

This delay could push back approval of the new codes for a least a year, depending on how quickly that can be reviewed by the Georgia Legislature. To watch for the announcement of the February meeting, go to the Department of Community Affairs website.