Building Energy Code (New Hampshire)

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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 DOE and 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. 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 more information about New Hampshire's building codes, visit:[http://www.state.nh.us/safety/boardsandcommissions/bldgcode/nhstatebldgcode.html www.state.nh.us/safety/boardsandcommissions/bldgcode/nhstatebldgcode.html].





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  1. About DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency accessed September 9, 2009