Texas Building Energy Code
Texas is committed to achieve 90 percent compliance with the newly adopted 2009 International Energy Conservation Code by 2017. To reach that goal, the State Energy Conservation Office provides resources and training to building professionals and the general public on the latest energy codes and standards.
Texas leads the nation in energy consumption and is the fifth largest energy consumer in the world. Buildings account for almost 40 percent of the state’s total energy use and 70 percent of electricity use, representing a significant opportunity for energy savings.
New construction is the most cost-effective point in the life of a building to establish energy efficiency elements. Building energy codes serve as a starting point to reduce energy dependence and extend our natural resources.