Building Energy Code (New Jersey)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New Jersey
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 Three-year code cycle concurrent with the publication of new editions of the model codes. Most recent code update took effect September 2010.
Commercial Code 2009 New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, based on 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007

Residential Code 2009 New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, based on 2009 IECC

Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-26
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-16
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 New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Act provides that model codes and standards publications shall not be adopted more frequently than once every three years. However, a revision or amendment may be adopted at any time if a commissioner of community affairs finds that imminent danger exists to the public's health, safety or welfare.

On September 7, 2010, New Jersey adopted the 2009 IECC with amendments. ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2007 with minor amendments, as the new commercial code. There was a grace period until March 7, 2011 while the state transitioned to the new code. Until that time, permits were given for buildings which met the previous code requirements of 2006 IECC and ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004. Including duct testing requirements in the code will be delayed until January 2013.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards enforces the code through licensed code officials. Click here to access New Jersey's building energy code.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Robert Austin
Department Department of Community Affairs
Division Division of Codes and Standards
Address 101 S. Broad St.
Address 2 P.O. Box 802
Place Trenton, New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code 08625-0802
Phone (609) 984-7609


  • 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)"