Building Energy Codes

NEW Information for Energy Codes

Pursuant to NRS.701.220, the Governor's Office of Energy (GOE) completed and adopted the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). All information related to this rulemaking process, including notices, agendas, draft regulations, and all public comments received will be available on this webpage.

    Adopted 2012 IECC Regulations

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      Public Comments and Replies

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        Minutes of Regulation Meetings

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          Background Information

          The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) was adopted as the minimum standard in Nevada and goes into effect July 1, 2015. The 2012 IECC has been adopted by many states to ensure minimum design and construction requirements for energy efficiency. The office is required to adopt the latest version of the IECC every third year. 

            Stakeholder Meetings

            The Energy Office conducted 10 stakeholder meetings throughout the 2012 IECC rulemaking process. Thank you to all who participated at these meetings and for providing your expertise in the development of the state Building Energy Codes program. We hope you will continue to contact our office with any questions or concerns and continue to visit this website for updates to the codes.

              Consumer Information

              The Building Code Assistance Project (BCAP) wants you to know that you have a right to an energy efficient home. Energy codes are minimum requirements for the design and construction of new and renovated residential and commercial buildings. They ensure your home meets minimum energy efficiency standards. Energy codes reduce energy demand, save consumers money, improve comfort, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information click here:

                Energy Code Ambassadors Program

                Nevada is one of the only states in the U.S. to support an Energy Codes Ambassadors Program (ECAP). The following energy code “Ambassadors” are experts within the realm of the 2012 IECC, and are extremely motivated to help their colleagues in the form of one-on-one assistance and larger-scale training. The Nevada code ambassadors will be a critical resource to future code official training and, as funding and time permits, will be able to share their expertise in various forms throughout the state.

                The Energy Codes Ambassadors of Nevada are:

                Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

                Compliance Information