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.
NOTE: The 2015 WSEC 2nd Edition has been posted by the WA State Building Code Council (SBCC). This edition is effective October 1, 2017.
NEEC’s technical support team responds to questions and technical resource inquiries.
- Send email inquiries to – WSEC@neec.net
If you have technical support questions for the Residential Provisions of the WSEC, please contact WSU Energy Extension – firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-956-2042
Projects that are permitted on or after July 1, 2016 shall use the 2015 WSEC Commercial Provisions Compliance Forms to document compliance with this Code. The 2015 WSEC compliance forms are available for free to download.
Announcement – New and expanded 2015 WSEC Envelope and Lighting Compliance forms are now available! Envelope workbook updates include a new section in PROJ-SUM to document C406 additional efficiency package options, and new methods in the ENV forms to document projects with multiple space conditioning categories and to calculate total building WWR and SRR for additions and existing building retrofits. In addition, ENV forms now support compliance documentation for refrigerated spaces. Lighting workbook improvements support exterior lighting systems and lighting retrofit projects.
- Building Envelope (MS Excel 435k, Updated 10-18-17)
- Lighting (MS Excel 264k, Updated 11-9-17)
- Mechanical (MS Excel 407k, Updated 1-10-17)
NOTE – New documentation procedure requires that a PROJ-SUM form accompany all compliance form submittals. This includes Lighting and Mechanical compliance forms submitted independently from the Building Envelope compliance forms. Refer to Building Envelope Excel workbook for the PROJ-SUM form.
2012 WSEC Commercial Provisions – Compliance Forms
- Building Envelope (MS Excel 449k Updated 10-31-13)
- Lighting (MS Excel 293k, Updated 1-8-14)
- Mechanical (MS Excel 334k, Updated 9-11-15)
- Commissioning (PDF 134k)
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.
- 2012 WSEC Envelope Compliance Forms Webinar
- 2012 WSEC Lighting Compliance Forms Webinar
- 2012 WSEC Mechanical Compliance Forms Webinar
Air Barrier Testing
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Air Barrier Association of America have published Air Barrier Testing Guidelines that may be helpful to those needing more information on this procedure.
Commissioning (PDF 2,555k) – NEW! Fact sheet about the Commissioning provisions in the 2015 WSEC.
State Energy Codes
For Washington State Energy Codes go to Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC)