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Georgia

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 07/29/2014
Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2011 Georgia State Minimum Standard Energy Code; includes 2009 IECC with Georgia-specific amendments, mandatory statewide.
Commercial Code:2011 Georgia State Minimum Standard Energy Code; includes 2009 IECC referencing ASHRAE 90.1-2007 with Georgia-specific amendments, mandatory statewide.
Code Change Cycle:New editions of codes are reviewed as soon as practicable after publication. Supplements and amendments are updated annually.
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/georgia
Summary:

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.

Georgia's Department of Community Affairs periodically reviews, amends and/or updates the state minimum standard codes. Georgia has "mandatory" and "permissive" codes. Georgia State Energy Code for Buildings (International Energy Conservation Code) is a mandatory code and requires any structure built in Georgia to comply with these codes, whether or not the local government chooses to locally enforce them.

For Georgia's state supplements and amendments to the IECC, click here.

In July 2009, the Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee created a task force to review options for a green building standard. The committee adopted the National Green Building Standard with Georgia-specific Amendments as a voluntary optional code effective January 1, 2011.


 
Contact:
  David Gipson
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Energy Resources Division
233 Peachtree Street, NW
Harris Tower, Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1911
Phone: (404) 584-1007
Fax: (404) 656-6416
E-Mail: dgipson@gefa.ga.gov
Web Site: http://www.gefa.org
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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