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For Oregon State Energy Codes go to Oregon Building Codes Division, Status of Oregon Energy Codes

For Montana State Energy Codes go to Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Status of Montana Energy Codes

For Idaho State Energy Codes go to Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources, Status of Idaho Energy Codes

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Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) Commercial Provisions - Compliance Forms and Educational Resources

NEEC provides technical assistance, tools and educational resources for the Commercial Provisions of the WSEC. Commercial Provisions apply to all commercial occupancies, Group R-2 and R-3 occupancies greater than 3 stories above grade, and Group R-1 of all building heights. Many building jurisdictions require that Compliance Forms accompany project permit submittals as a means of documenting the method of compliance of all applicable commercial provisions. Educational resources include classroom trainings, webinars, fact sheets and other informational tools. 

The 2012 WSEC is effective July 1, 2013.

NEEC's technical support team responds to questions and technical resource inquiries.

  • Send email inquiries to – WSEC@putnamprice.com
  • Telephone contact for our WSEC technical support team manager –
    Lisa Rosenow, 206-624-0283

If you have technical support questions for the Residential Provisions of the WSEC, please contact WSU Energy Extension - energycode@energy.wsu.edu, 360-956-2042

2012 WSEC Commercial Provisions - Compliance Forms

Projects that are permitted on or after July 1, 2013 shall use the 2012 WSEC Commercial Provisions Compliance Forms to document compliance with this Code. The 2012 WSEC compliance forms are available for free to download.

Announcement Envelope compliance forms were updated in October 2013. A re-issue of updated Lighting compliance forms were posted in January 2014. These updates incorporate recent changes to the Code as approved by the State Building Code Council as well as various updates developed per public comment. NEEC appreciates all of the helpful suggestions by members of the design and construction industry. Help us notify those who use these forms that new envelope compliance forms are now available.

Instructional Webinars – Recorded webinars provide step-by-step instructions of how to complete the compliance forms and demonstrates how they can be used as useful design tools. 

Educational Resources

Air Barrier Testing

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Air Barrier Association of America have published an Air Barrier Testing Guideline which may be helpful to those needing more information on this procedure.

Fact Sheets

Air Barrier Management (PDF 568k)
Continuous Insulation (PDF 517k)
Daylighting Controls (PDF 855k)
Economizer (PDF 2.4mb)
Energy Recovery (PDF 2mb)
Solar Gain Management (PDF 672k)

2009 NREC Compliance Forms

Projects that are permitted prior to July 1, 2013 shall use the 2009 NREC Compliance Forms to document compliance with this Code. The 2009 NREC compliance forms are available for free to download below.

The 2009 NREC is available on the Washington State Building Code Council website.

Using the 2009 NREC Compliance Forms (PDF 12.4mb)