Building Energy Code (Louisiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Louisiana
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 Beginning in January, 2007, codes are upgraded every 3 years. Last commercial code update effective on August 1, 2012. Last residential code effective January 1, 2011.
Commercial Code ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2007, and 2009 IECC for buildings not covered by ASHRAE, mandatory statewide

Jurisdictions Statewide

Residential Code 2006 IRC mandatory statewide. Chapter 11 of the IRC provides energy conservation standards

Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-21
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-08
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

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.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is granted the authority to promulgate amendments, revisions, and alternative compliance methods for the code.

LA Energy Code Requirements and Links are available here under Plan Review, Energy Code Requirements.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Paula Ridgeway
Department Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Division Energy Section, Technology Assessment Division
Address 617 N. 3rd Street
Address 2 P.O. Box 44156
Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 70804-4156
Phone (225) 342-1399


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: S.B. 538
Date Effective 2012-08-01

  • 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)"