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 Building Energy Codes

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Delaware has adopted the 2012 IECC (with amendments) and ASHRAE 90.1-2010. These new codes were published on May 11, 2014, and following a six-month grace period, became fully effective on November 11, 2014. Per Delaware Code, the Division of Energy & Climate triennially reviews the State energy code for potential adoption of updates to the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 Standard.

Enforcement and compliance with the energy code is determined at the local level, and varies depending on the county or locality. 

Template option for required code certificate - The 2012 IECC requires that a permanent certificate be posted on or in the electric panel. This template can be used for Avery or Uline labels.

Upcoming Trainings:

2012 IECC Video training sessions 

Department of Energy Code Literature:
2012 IECC-ASHRAE 90.1 Comparison
Changes from 2009 to 2012
Residential Energy Code Field Study

Beyond Code Design 
HERS Index Video
US Department of Energy: Zero Energy Ready Homes
Energy Star Certified Homes v3.1 
LEED Building Design and Construction

Related Links:

The Delaware 2012 Success with Energy Code books are at AE Mimeo website for viewing and/or purchase.

The National Success with Energy Code website is live at  (best viewed in Chrome or Firefox browser). Click through the website to "Delaware" for the Tech Tips and Checklists.

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