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Utah State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
PIMA’s State Energy Code Fact Sheets provide state-by-state details about the minimum insulation requirements for low-slope commercial roofing in both new and existing buildings. Each fact sheet includes state-specific insulation requirements, code-compliant assembly examples, and links to helpful resources. PIMA monitors state codes regularly to provide the most up to date information possible.

The applicable building energy code that determines the minimum insulation requirements for commercial roofs with insulation entirely above the deck in Utah is the Commercial Energy Conservation Code 2018 of Utah (based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code with state-specific amendments). The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-25 for climate zone 3, and R-30 for climate zones 5 and 6. This code is effective July 1, 2019.

Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s Utah energy code fact sheet.

Tags:  building codes  building envelope  buildings  energy codes  energy efficiency 

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Tennessee State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 2, 2020
Updated: Thursday, July 2, 2020

PIMA’s State Energy Code Fact Sheets provide state-by-state details about the minimum insulation requirements for low-slope commercial roofing in both new and existing buildings. Each fact sheet includes state-specific insulation requirements, code-compliant assembly examples, and links to helpful resources. PIMA monitors state codes regularly to provide the most up to date information possible.

The applicable building energy code that determines the minimum insulation requirements for commercial roofs with insulation entirely above the deck in Tennessee is the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code with exceptions for specific building types noted here.

The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-20 for climate zone 3, and R-25 for climate zone 4. This code is effective August 4, 2016. Note that the current model code requirements for insulation entirely above the roof deck are 20-25 percent more stringent (R-25 for CZ3; R-30 for CZ4) than Tennessee’s minimum requirements. Building owners should consider exceeding the state’s minimum requirements when installing a new or replacement roof system in order to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s Tennessee energy code fact sheet.


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South Carolina State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

PIMA’s State Energy Code Fact Sheets provide state-by-state details about the minimum insulation requirements for low-slope commercial roofing in both new and existing buildings. Each fact sheet includes state-specific insulation requirements, code-compliant assembly examples, and links to helpful resources. PIMA monitors state codes regularly to provide the most up to date information possible.

The applicable building energy code that determines the minimum insulation requirements for commercial roofs with insulation entirely above the deck in South Carolina is the 2009 South Carolina Energy Standard (based on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code with state specific amendments and ASHRAE 90.1-2007). The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-20 for the entire state. Note that the current model code requirements for insulation entirely above the roof deck are 25 percent more stringent (R-25 for CZ3) than Sputh Carolina minimum requirements This code is effective January 1, 2013.

Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s South Carolina energy code face sheet.

Tags:  building codes  buildings  Efficiency  energy codes  energy efficiency  resiliency 

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Maryland State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Nathan Pobre, Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

PIMA’s State Energy Code Fact Sheets provide state-by-state details about the minimum insulation requirements for low-slope commercial roofing in both new and existing buildings. Each fact sheet includes state-specific insulation requirements, code-compliant assembly examples, and links to helpful resources. PIMA monitors state codes regularly to provide the most up to date information possible.

The applicable building energy code that determines the minimum insulation requirements for commercial roofs with insulation entirely above the deck in Maryland is the Maryland Building Performance Standards (based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code with state specific amendments). The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-30 for climate zones 4 and 5. This code is effective March 25, 2019.

Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s Maryland energy code fact sheet.

Tags:  building codes  building envelope  energy codes  energy efficiency  r-value 

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Washington State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Nathan Pobre, Thursday, April 16, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

PIMA’s State Energy Code Fact Sheets provide a state-by-state detail of the minimum insulation requirements for low-slope commercial roofing in both new and existing buildings. Each fact sheet includes state-specific insulation requirements, code-compliant assembly examples, and links to helpful resources. PIMA monitors state codes regularly to provide the most up to date information possible.

The Washington State Energy Code, Third Edition reviews the energy-efficiency requirements for commercial building roofs in Washington. The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-38 for all climate zones. This code became effective on July 1, 2019.

 Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s Washington code fact sheet.

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Texas State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

PIMA’s State Energy Code Fact Sheets provide a state-by-state detail of the minimum insulation requirements for low-slope commercial roofing in both new and existing buildings. Each fact sheet includes state-specific insulation requirements, code-compliant assembly examples, and links to helpful resources. PIMA monitors state codes regularly to provide the most up to date information possible.

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code reviews the energy-efficiency requirements for commercial building roofs in Texas. The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-25 for climate zones 2 and 3, and R-30 for climate zone 4. This code became effective on November 1, 2016.

 Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s Texas code fact sheet.

 

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Pennsylvania State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Nathan Pobre, Thursday, April 9, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The applicable building energy code that determines the minimum insulation requirements for commercial roofs with insulation entirely above the deck in Pennsylvania is the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (with state-specific amendments). The minimum insulation requirements apply both to new construction and roof replacements on existing buildings.

The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-30 for all climate zones. This code became effective on October 1, 2018.

 Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s Pennsylvania code fact sheet.

Tags:  building codes  building envelope  buildings  Efficiency  energy codes  energy efficiency 

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Ohio State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Nathan Pobre, Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The applicable building energy code that determines the minimum insulation requirements for commercial roofs with insulation entirely above the deck in Ohio is the 2017 Ohio Building Code (based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code with state-specific amendments). The minimum insulation requirements apply both to new construction and roof replacements on existing buildings.

The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-25 for all climate zones. This code became effective on January 1, 2017.

 Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s Ohio code fact sheet.

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New York State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Nathan Pobre, Thursday, April 2, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The applicable building energy code that determines the minimum insulation requirements for commercial roofs with insulation entirely above the deck in New York is the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (based on the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code with state-specific amendments). The minimum insulation requirements apply both to new construction and roof replacements on existing buildings.

The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-30 for all climate zones. This code became effective on October 3, 2016.

Note that local jurisdictions may adopt the NYStretch Energy Code-2020, which requires increased levels of insulation for commercial roofs. Please consult your local jurisdiction to determine whether this code is applicable.

Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s New York code fact sheet.

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New Hampshire State Building Energy Code Update

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Updated: Friday, March 13, 2020

The applicable building energy code that determines the minimum insulation requirements for commercial roofs with insulation entirely above the deck in New Hampshire is the State Building Code (based on the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code with state-specific amendments). The minimum insulation requirements apply both to new construction and roof replacements on existing buildings.

The minimum requirement for insulation installed entirely above the roof deck is R-30 for all climate zones. This code became effective on September 15, 2019.

 Sample roof assembly diagrams and additional information can be found in PIMA’s New Hampshire code fact sheet.

Tags:  building codes  building envelope  buildings  Efficiency  energy codes  energy efficiency 

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