Energy Conservation Code: Overview
Buildings fundamentally have an impact on people's lives, economic well being, and the United States' dependence on foreign oil, national security and the health of the planet. In the United States, residential and commercial buildings together use more energy than either the industrial or transportation section.
Buildings use 39 percent of our total energy, two-thirds of our electricity, and one-eighth of our water. In light of these fundamental environmental issues, and the increasing cost of energy and our current economic challenges, building energy efficiency is a key component of sound public policy.
In June of 2011 the Construction Industries Commission approved the adoption of the 2009 IECC as the New Mexico’s Energy Conservation Code. This code became effective August 1, 2011 with a grace period allowing the use of either 2006 IECC or the 2009 IECC until December 31, 2011. Beginning January 1, 2012 the 2009 NMECC will apply to all new construction and building alterations.
For more information contact:
Construction Industries Division
Regulation and Licensing Department
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505