Building Energy Code (Maryland)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Building Energy Code|
|Incentive Type||Building Energy Code|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|Energy Category|| Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
|Code Change Cycle||Codes are usually reviewed every three years with the publication of the new editions of the model code. Last update effective January 1, 2012.|
|Commercial Code|| 2012 Maryland Building Performance Standards, based on 2012 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2010
|Residential Code|| 2012 Maryland Building Performance Standards, based on 2012 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2010
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-07-21|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-07-26|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
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 Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS) are adopted by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Codes Administration. As required by legislation passed in 2009, DHCD must update the MBPS to incorporate the latest applicable ICC codes within 12 months of publication of the new code editions. The latest version of the Maryland Building Performance Standards, incorporating the 2012 IECC, became effective on January 1, 2012.
The MBPS is mandatory statewide. Builders must demonstrate compliance to local government (cities, counties) that have adopted the code. In cities and counties that have not adopted the code, the builder must certify code compliance to the serving electric utility as a condition for electrical service. The new standards are posted on the web site.
Legislation signed in May 2011 ([mlis.state.md.us/2011rs/bills/hb/hb0972e.pdf HB 972]) made Maryland the first state to allow its jurisdictions to voluntarily adopt the International Green Construction Code beginning in March 2012.
|Contact Name||Jim Magliano|
|Department||Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development|
|Division||Maryland Codes Administration|
|Address||100 Community Place|
|Phone 2||(410) 987-8902|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.