2015 Energy Codes Update
2015 ENERGY CODE BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!
To request copies of:
2015 CBES Code Book
2015 RBES Handbook
Call the Energy Code Assistance Center at
------------------------------2015 updated versions of the VT Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) and the VT Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) are now adopted and became effective March 1, 2015.
An RBES "Stretch" Code (see below) is also adopted and will be effective December 1, 2015.
On June 17, 2013, the Vermont legislature adopted Act 89, which clarifies the applicability of Vermont’s residential and commercial building energy codes to mixed-use buildings and includes various amendments to promote compliance with those codes, such as using existing State and local permit processes to encourage compliance.
Vermont’s First Stretch Code
Act 89 also amends the RBES statute to authorize the Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) to adopt a “stretch” code for residential buildings to achieve greater energy savings than the baseline RBES. Additionally, the PSD is developing a “stretch” guidline for commercial buildings to achieve greater energy savings than the baseline CBES. Municipalities will have the option to adopt either or both stretch codes as part of their land use bylaws.
And for further details and training materials on the 2015 update, visit:
Where can I get information on Vermont Codes?
2012 VT Fire and Building Safety Code Effective November 5, 2012
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