Building Energy Code Resources:
This page includes code resources and trainings on 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) best practices. As of July 1, 2021, the IECC 2015 is the baseline energy code as part of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC), and mandatory for all new construction in Maine.
Current Building Energy Codes in Maine:
The Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC) is made up of the following codes and standards:
- 2015 International Energy Conservation Code. Click to purchase the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
- The following American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards are also adopted as part of MUBEC:
- State of Maine Office of the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Building Codes and Standards: The Bureau of Building Codes and Standards provides administrative and technical support to the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board and non-binding technical interpretation of the codes for professionals and the public.
- International Code Council (ICC): The International Code Council is the source of the model codes and standards above.
- REScheck™: The REScheck software and web tools support residential energy code compliance. From the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Codes Program.
- COMcheck™: The COMcheck software and web tools simplify and clarify energy code compliance with the IECC, standard (ASHRAE Standard 90.1. From the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Codes Program.
- Stretch Codes: Some municipalities may choose to adopt a more stringent energy code, or stretch code; in many cases the stretch code is the next iteration of the energy code (currently IECC 2021). The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has a number of resources for municipalities considering adopting a stretch code. Click here for more information from NEEP. Or here for a link to the IECC 2021.
Efficiency Maine Sponsored Trainings on the IECC:
- Residential Code Provisions