Building Energy Codes

Information for Energy Codes

The GOE adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) on June 11, 2018. 

Pursuant to NRS.701.220, the Governor's Office of Energy (GOE) began the adoption process in June 2017 of the most recent version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) which went into effect on June 26, 2018.

All information related to the current rulemaking process, including notices, agendas, draft regulations, and all public comments received is available by clicking the links below.

    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.

      Statutes and Regulations

      Adoption of the Building Energy Codes is authorized by NRS 701.220 and NAC 701.010-701.245.


          2018 IECC Trainings Offered

          The GOE provided funding for trainings on the 2018 IECC in both Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada.

          The Northern Nevada International Code Council (NNICC) hosted Erik Makela of New Buildings Institute, to provide training sessions on both the Residential and Commercial changes in the 2018 IECC. Training sessions were held on June 6 & 7 at the Sparks City Hall.

          The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) hosted Les Lazereck of Home Energy Connection, to provide the Residential training on the 2018 IECC and Ken Baker of Open Spaces Northwest, to provide the Commercial training on the 2018 IECC. Training sessions were held on June 12 & 13 in Southern Nevada at the NV Energy location on W. Sahara.