UT, NM & ME Seek to Update State Energy Codes

Originally published by: ASHRAEMarch 13, 2019

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The following three state legislatures have introduced measures that would have an impact on the states’ energy code:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Maine's HP 676 allows municipalities to adopt stricter building and energy code standards than the Maine uniform building and energy code.