UT, NM & ME Seek to Update State Energy Codes
Originally published by: ASHRAE — March 13, 2019
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The following three state legislatures have introduced measures that would have an impact on the states’ energy code:
- Utah's House Bill 218, Construction Code Modifications passed the Utah House and passage appears likely in the Utah Senate. The bill adopts the commercial provisions 2018 IECC – and by reference, the ASHRAE 90.1-2016 standard. This is a positive step toward improving energy performance for new commercial construction in the state.
- New Mexico's SM 86 urges the state to update its energy efficiency code and report back to the Legislature state agency progress toward that objective
- Maine's HP 676 allows municipalities to adopt stricter building and energy code standards than the Maine uniform building and energy code.