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New Hampshire

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 09/19/2013
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:The New Hampshire Energy Code is a state code that references the 2009 IECC amended to Climate Zone 6, mandatory statewide for most counties. Southern counties are considered Climate Zone 5. REScheck can be used to comply.
Commercial Code:The New Hampshire Energy Code is a state code that references the 2009 IECC amended to Climate Zone 6, mandatory statewide for most counties. Southern counties are considered Climate Zone 5. COMcheck can be used to comply.
Code Change Cycle:No set schedule. Most recent update was effective on April 1, 2010.
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/new-hampshire
Summary:

Noted: 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.

New Hampshire adopted a mandatory statewide building code in 2002 based on the 2000 IECC. SB 81 was enacted in July 2007, and it upgraded the New Hampshire Energy Code to the 2006 IECC. In December 2009 the New Hampshire Energy Code was again updated. The New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board adopted IECC 2009 as the new statewide code effective April 1, 2010. The local building official enforces the energy requirements.

Local governments may adopt different requirements only if those requirements are more stringent than the state code. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has the rulemaking authority to change the standards within the code.

For official information about New Hampshire's building codes, visit: www.state.nh.us/safety/boardsandcommissions/bldgcode/nhstatebldgcode.html. In addition, the state of New Hampshire has initiated the New Hampshire Energy Code Challenge.

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