Building Energy Code (New Hampshire)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New Hampshire
Name New Hampshire Building Energy Code
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs




Code Change Cycle No set schedule. Most recent update was effective on April 1, 2010.
Commercial Code The New Hampshire Energy Code is a state code that references the 2009 IECC amended to Climate Zone 6, mandatory statewide, COMcheck can be used to comply.









Residential Code The New Hampshire Energy Code is a state code that references the 2009 IECC amended to Climate Zone 6, mandatory statewide, REScheck can be used to comply.










Website http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/new-hampshire
Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-27
Last DSIRE Review 2011-02-16


References DSIRE[1]



Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jonathan Osgood
Department New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
Address 21 South Fruit Street
Address 2 Suite 10
Place Concord, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03301
Phone (603) 271-6306


Email jon.osgood@puc.nh.gov
Website http://www.puc.nh.gov



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 "title="Department of Energy Energy Codes Web Site" DOE and "title="Building Codes Assistance Project Web Site" BCAP websites.

New Hampshire adopted a mandatory statewide building code in 2002 based on the 2000 IECC. SB 81 was enacted in July 2007, and it upgraded the New Hampshire Energy Code to the 2006 IECC. In December 2009 the New Hampshire Energy Code was again updated. The New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board adopted IECC 2009 as the new statewide code effective April 1, 2010. The local building official enforces the energy requirements.

Local governments may adopt different requirements only if those requirements are more stringent than the state code. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has the rulemaking authority to change the standards within the code.

For official information about New Hampshire's building codes, visit: " title="State Building Code Review Board Web Site" www.state.nh.us/safety/boardsandcommissions/bldgcode/nhstatebldgcode.html. In addition, the state of New Hampshire has initiated the " title="Energy Code Challenge Web Site" New Hampshire Energy Code Challenge.

References

  1.  "Database for Renewables & Efficiency accessed 2011-02-21"