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West Virginia

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 08/06/2014
Program Overview:
State: West Virginia
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2009 IECC, 2009 IRC with exceptions; voluntary statewide
Commercial Code:2009 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2007; voluntary statewide
Code Change Cycle:No set schedule. The new editions of the code are reviewed for possible adoption as soon as they become available.
Web Site: http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/ruleview.aspx?document=8584
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 West Virginia State Fire Commission is responsible for adopting and promulgating statewide construction codes. These codes may be voluntarily adopted at the local level. Local jurisdictions must adopt the statewide requirements in order to enforce them at the local level. For jurisdictions that adopt the statewide codes, compliance is determined by plan review and inspection by local building officials. If local jurisdictions do not adopt the statewide codes, contractors, builders, and architects are responsible for complying with the provisions of the codes. The Fire Commission most recently updated the voluntary building energy codes in 2013. The residential code takes effect on 11/30/13; the commercial code took effect on 9/1/13. 


 
Contact:
  Kelly A. Bragg
West Virginia Division of Energy
Bldg. 6, Room 620
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
Phone: (304) 558-2234
Phone 2: (800) 982-3386
Fax: (304) 558-0362
E-Mail: Kelly.A.Bragg@wv.gov
Web Site: http://www.energywv.org
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