Updating state residential building energy efficiency codes
The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the energy efficiency provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).
The standards are published by national organizations such as ASHRAE.
There are building energy codes for both commercial and residential buildings.
In the USA the main codes are the International Commercial or Residential Code [ICC/IRC], electrical codes and plumbing, mechanical codes.
States and local jurisdictions have different energy codes that they follow based on climate, geography, and many other contributing factors.
The two primary baseline codes for the private sector are the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 energy standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ASHRAE 90.1).