Building Energy Code (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Georgia
Name Building Energy Code
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Code Change Cycle New editions of codes are reviewed as soon as practicable after publication. Supplements and amendments are updated annually.
Commercial Code 2011 Georgia State Minimum Standard Energy Code; includes 2009 IECC referencing ASHRAE 90.1-2007 with Georgia-specific amendments, mandatory statewide.

Residential Code 2011 Georgia State Minimum Standard Energy Code; includes 2009 IECC with Georgia-specific amendments, mandatory statewide.

Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-19
Last DSIRE Review 2013-07-26

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Georgia's Department of Community Affairs periodically reviews, amends and/or updates the state minimum standard codes. Georgia has "mandatory" and "permissive" codes. Georgia State Energy Code for Buildings (International Energy Conservation Code) is a mandatory code and requires any structure built in Georgia to comply with these codes, whether or not the local government chooses to locally enforce them.

For Georgia's state supplements and amendments to the IECC, click here.

In July 2009, the Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee created a task force to review options for a green building standard. The committee adopted the National Green Building Standard with Georgia-specific Amendments as a voluntary optional code effective January 1, 2011.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name David Gipson
Department Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Division Energy Resources Division
Address 233 Peachtree Street, NW
Address 2 Harris Tower, Suite 900
Place Atlanta, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30303-1911
Phone (404) 584-1007


  • 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)"