Guam - Building Energy Code (Guam)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

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

Commercial Code ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-1989, can use COMcheck to show compliance.

Residential Code The Guam Energy Code meets or exceeds 93 MEC, can use REScheck to show compliance.

Date added to DSIRE 2008-06-17
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-28
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


NOTE: In September 2012, The Guam Building Code Council adopted the draft Guam Tropical Energy Code. It must be adopted by the legislature before it is official. This entry and information will be updated accordingly.

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 web sites.

The Uniform Building Code (UBC) was adopted with provisions that allow the Guam Department of Public Works to administer the latest edition of the code. Buildings under construction must comply with major safety issues, if practical. When the UBC is updated, the Guam Department of Public Works must notify all affected parties to comply with the updated version. Guam amendments to the UBC must be published.

The Guam Department of Public Works enforces the UBC for private and public buildings. Engineers and architects conduct all plan reviews. Trained and experienced building inspectors conduct field inspections. Appeals to Department of Public Works decisions are heard by the Contractors Licensing Board. Other appeals (not on Department of Public Works decisions) are heard by the Territorial Planning Commission.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Ed Borja
Department Department of Public Works
Division Building Permits and Inspection Office
Address 542 North Marine Drive
Place Tamuning, GU
Zip/Postal Code 96911
Phone (671) 646-9708


  • 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)"