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Maryland

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 10/17/2014
Program Overview:
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2012 Maryland Building Performance Standards, based on 2012 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2010
Commercial Code:2012 Maryland Building Performance Standards, based on 2012 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2010
Code Change Cycle:Codes are usually reviewed every three years with the publication of the new editions of the model code. Last update effective January 1, 2012.
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/maryland
Summary:

NOTE: 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 Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS) are adopted by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Codes Administration. As required by legislation passed in 2009, DHCD must update the MBPS to incorporate the latest applicable ICC codes within 12 months of publication of the new code editions. The latest version of the Maryland Building Performance Standards, incorporating the 2012 IECC, became effective on January 1, 2012.

The MBPS is mandatory statewide. Builders must demonstrate compliance to local government (cities, counties) that have adopted the code. In cities and counties that have not adopted the code, the builder must certify code compliance to the serving electric utility as a condition for electrical service. The new standards are posted on the web site.

Legislation signed in May 2011 (HB 972) made Maryland the first state to allow its jurisdictions to voluntarily adopt the International Green Construction Code beginning in March 2012. 


 
Contact:
  Jim Magliano
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Maryland Codes Administration
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
Phone: (410) 514-7216
Phone 2: (410) 987-8902
E-Mail: magliano@dhcd.state.md.us
Web Site: http://mdcodes.umbc.edu/
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