Utah Building Energy Codes
What Are Energy Codes?
Like other building codes, energy codes are legally adopted and establish the minimum allowable levels of design and construction for residential and commercial structures to ensure the well-being of building occupants. Implementing energy codes result in increased comfort, reduced demand for energy, and lowered energy costs in a home or building. This is achieved through wall and ceiling insulation, window and door specifications, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment sizing and efficiency, as well as lighting fixtures and controls.
UBEES works to identify and address barriers to energy conscious code adoption and enforcement by collaborating with key stakeholders including the Utah Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL), Utah homebuilders, local jurisdictions, Uniform Building Code Commission (UBCC), policy makers, industry and trade associations along with Utah’s engineers and architects. In addition, UBEES provides opportunities to help fine-tune code training for code officials, contractors and builders, and inspectors.