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New Jersey

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 10/16/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Jersey
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2009 New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, based on 2009 IECC
Commercial Code:2009 New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, based on 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007
Code Change Cycle:Three-year code cycle concurrent with the publication of new editions of the model codes. Most recent code update took effect September 2010.
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/new-jersey
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.

The New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Act provides that model codes and standards publications shall not be adopted more frequently than once every three years. However, a revision or amendment may be adopted at any time if a commissioner of community affairs finds that imminent danger exists to the public's health, safety or welfare.

On September 7, 2010, New Jersey adopted the 2009 IECC with amendments. ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2007 with minor amendments, as the new commercial code. There was a grace period until March 7, 2011 while the state transitioned to the new code. Until that time, permits were given for buildings which met the previous code requirements of 2006 IECC and ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004.  Including duct testing requirements in the code will be delayed until January 2013.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards enforces the code through licensed code officials. Click here to access New Jersey's building energy code.


 
Contact:
  Robert Austin
Department of Community Affairs
Division of Codes and Standards
101 S. Broad St.
P.O. Box 802
Trenton, NJ 08625-0802
Phone: (609) 984-7609
Fax: (609) 984-7717
Web Site: http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/index.html
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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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