Code Updates

The State of Connecticut's Codes and Standards Committee and the Office of the State Building Inspector are in the process of adopting the 2012 International Code Council's family of codes for the next State Building Code. Information about the process and the schedule is available on Department of Administrative Services / Division of Construction Services / Office of the Sate Building Inspector / Building Code Adoption web page or follow the link below. 

Building Code Adoption


The Codes and Standards Committee has completed the draft of the Connecticut Supplement that will adopt 2012 International Building Code (IBC), the 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), the 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC), the 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC), the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and the 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).  The draft supplement is being submitted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services to the Governor's Office and the Office of Policy and Management for preliminary approval.  The draft supplement will not be available for public review until preliminary approval is given.

It is anticipated that the draft supplement will be available for public review in the second quarter of 2016 and a public review hearing will be held, possibly in the May 2016 time frame.  The actual date will be posted on the above Building Code Adoption page link.  It will also be annouced in the Chapter newsletter and on this web page.

The Codes and Standards Committee plans to begin reviewing the 2015 family of codes once preliminary approval is given.  It is possible that the 2015 family of codes will be adopted in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The following are links to state web pages that have information on the current state building and energy codes and the agencies/committees responsible for their changes.

Connecticut State Building Code

Connecticut Codes and Standards

Massachusetts State Building Code

Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards

 The following are links to web pages that have codes and standards information.

International Code Council (ICC)

Addenda to ASHRAE Standards

The following spreadsheeet summarizes the code requirements in 2009 IECC and Standard 90.1-2007 with the 2008 Supplement for climate zone 5A (Connecticut and Massachusetts are in 5A).  It also shows the requirements of the previous Connecticut Energy Code, the 2006 IECC. Current CT Energy Code

The following is a link to a suggested format for showing compliance with the 2009 IECC on the construction documents.  Since compliance for commercial projects must be with the 2009 IECC in its entirety or Standard 90.1-2007 in its entirety, there are four spreadsheets shown on the AIA Connecticut web page.

The following is a spreadsheet that compares the requirements of the current Connecticut energy code, 2009 IECC, to the requirements of the proposed Connecticut energy code, the 2012 IECC.  The proposed 2012 IECC is anticipted to be adopted in the second half of 2016.  The spreadsheet also show the requirements of Standard 90.1-2010 that is an alternate compliance path.
Next CT Energy Code

For those interested in how the requirements of Standard 90.1 have changed, the following spreadsheets show the progression of the requirements.
Standard 90.1-2001, -2004, -2007 Requirements

Standard 90.1-2004, -2007, -2010 Requirements


Click here for details about our sponsors and for more information about becoming a sponsor.