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Latest revision as of 08:09, 6 February 2019

Last modified on February 6, 2019.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Virgin Islands
Name Virgin Islands Building Energy Code
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Comprehensive Measures
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Commercial Code 2003 IECC, Can use COMcheck to show compliance

Residential Code 2003 IECC, Can use REScheck to show compliance

Date added to DSIRE 2008-06-18
Last DSIRE Review 2008-06-18

References DSIRE[1]


In 1995 the Virgin Islands Energy Office requested technical and financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy to review a draft energy code. A technical team reviewed the draft code and determined that it was lengthy, confusing, and not user-friendly. The team then composed a more user-friendly residential and commercial code based on the Council of American Building Officials (CABO) Model Energy Code (MEC) and ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-1989. The current draft, the Virgin Island Energy Building Code, addresses ventilation, shading, and cooling in residential homes. The commercial provisions address cooling, lighting, insulation, and water heating. This draft has not been finalized and adopted.

After the code is adopted, applicants requiring building permits for new structures will first submit a completed Energy Conservation Code Guideline Form to the Virgin Islands Energy Office for approval before the Department of Planning and Natural Resources can issue a permit. All construction or work (including plans and other required documents) for which a permit is required are subject to inspection by the Virgin Islands government building or energy inspector.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Bevan Smith, Jr.
Division Virgin Islands Energy Office
Address 4101 Mars Hill
Place Frederksted, Virgin Islands
Zip/Postal Code 00840
Phone (340) 713-8436 Ext:2254

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"