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Utah

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 04/02/2013
Program Overview:
State: Utah
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2009 IECC mandatory statewide
Commercial Code:2009 IECC mandatory statewide
Code Change Cycle:Code changes are ongoing with new editions of codes adopted when they become available. Most recent update took effect: July 1, 2010. Recent legislation adopted 2012 IECC, but it has not taken effect yet.
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/utah
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.

Changes to the energy code are submitted to the Uniform Building Code Commission. The proposed change is reviewed by the Commission at a monthly meeting to decide if it warrants further consideration. If accepted, the Commission determines if enforcement will be enacted as a statewide amendment or restricted to a specific locality.

The legislature updated the residential and commercial building codes in April 2013 with the passage of HB 202. When the new codes take effect, all residential and commercial buildings must comply with the 2012 IECC using the compliance pathways, plan submittal, and plan review as specified within that code. Plans and specifications must be submitted when required by the local jurisdiction. Field inspections, as part of the normal building inspection process, are required prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. The new codes will take effect on the first day of the month following the month in which the Uniform Building Code Commission certifies in writing to the Business and Labor Interim Committee that the United States Department of Energy has adopted a version of the RESCheck software that can be used to verify compliance with the new codes.

If the local compliance agency refuses to establish a method of appeal to their interpretation and application of the State Uniform Building Standards, the appealing party may petition the Building Code Commission for agency action on the issue.


 
Contact:
  Program Administrator
Utah Office of Energy Development
PO Box 144845
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4845
Phone: (801) 538-8732
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