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Building Energy Code

Eligibility 
Commercial
Residential
Program Info
State 
Georgia
Program Type 
Building Energy Code
Provider 
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.''

Georgia's Department of Community Affairs periodically reviews, amends and/or updates the state minimum standard codes. Georgia has "mandatory" and "permissive" codes. Georgia State Energy Code for Buildings (International Energy Conservation Code) is a mandatory code and requires any structure built in Georgia to comply with these codes, whether or not the local government chooses to locally enforce them.

For Georgia's state supplements and amendments to the IECC, [http://www.dca.state.ga.us/development/constructioncodes/programs/docume... click here].

In July 2009, the Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee created a [http://www.dca.ga.gov/development/constructioncodes/programs/GreenTaskFo... task force] to review options for a green building standard. The committee adopted the National Green Building Standard with [http://www.dca.state.ga.us/development/constructioncodes/programs/docume... Georgia-specific Amendments] as a voluntary optional code effective January 1, 2011.