State Energy Codes
Washington State Non-Residential Energy Codes (NREC) Compliance Forms and Educational Resources
NEEC provides technical resources and assistance on issues related to Washington State's Non-Residential Energy Code (NREC). Educational resources include webinars, fact sheets, training materials a technical reference manual. Many building jurisdictions require submittal of NREC Compliance Forms to document compliance with NREC code requirements.
The 2009 NREC is effective beginning Jan. 1, 2011.
Note that the 2009 NREC covers multi-family residential buildings.
2009 NREC Compliance Forms
The NREC compliance forms are available for free download below.
The 2009 Washington State Energy Code (as well as earlier versions of the code) is available on the Washington State Building Code Council website, scroll down to Energy Codes. The 2009 Energy Code document is separated into two files: Chapters 1-10 and Chapters 11-15. These documents are free to download. Note that within Chapters 1-10 there are requirements that are applicable to both Residential and Non-Residential buildings.
NOTE: The State Building Code Council voted July 12, 2011 to suspend the energy metering requirements in Chapter 12 of the Washington State Energy Code. The Council will also be reviewing requirements for a permanent rule regarding energy metering, as well as developing a cost benefit analysis and small business economic impact statement. The new Energy Code TAG will be tasked with reviewing the requirements for Chapter 12. Read the Emergency Rule filing.
The 2009 NREC has requirements for air pressurization/depressurization testing for some buildings. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has published an air leakage test protocol which may be helpful to those needing more information on this procedure. Download “Air Leakage Test Protocol for Measuring Air Leakage in Buildings” (PDF 464k).
WSEC Climate Zones (PDF 4.3 k)
2009 NREC Classroom Training Spring 2011 (PDF 10.9mb)
2009 NREC Technical Reference Manual Chap. 11-15 (MS Word 1.4mb)
Using the 2009 NREC Compliance Forms (MS PowerPoint 7.8mb)
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