Skip to content

State-Funded Buildings

New Construction or Major Renovations

For state agencies and state-funded institutions of higher education, the minimum energy standard for new construction or major renovation projects are the following:

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Energy Standard for Buildings, ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2013, and any errata sheet for 90.1-2013 that is published by the ASHRAE Standards Committee or the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code as published by the International Code Council

Reference: 34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.32

Low-rise Residential

The minimum energy standard for any new construction or major renovation project of a low-rise residential building with a design assignment made on or after June 1, 2016 is the residential chapter of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code as published by the International Code Council.

Reference: 34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.32

SECO Compliance Certification Forms

Before beginning construction of a new state building or major renovation project, a state agency or an institution of higher education must submit to SECO a copy of the certification by the design architect or engineer that verifies that the construction or renovation complies with the standards that are established under 34 TAC §19.34, including engineering documentation. Please note, a Water Compliance Certification Form is also now required for buildings greater than 10,000 square feet.

Mail completed compliance forms, including verification documentation to:

State Energy Conservation Office,
Attention: Fred Yebra, P.E.
111 E. 17th Street Room 314
Austin Texas 78701

ASHRAE Interactive 90.1-2013 Compliance Forms

SECO also requires the following forms be submitted with documentation for state funded buildings. Please note these PDF forms can be modified (with Adobe Professional), saved to your hard drive, and printed.

Code History

State-Funded Commercial Buildings

Effective Dates Codes
June 1, 1989 – Aug. 12, 2002 Texas Design Standard
Aug. 13, 2002 – Aug. 31, 2005 ASHRAE 90.1 1999
Sept. 1, 2005 – Dec. 31, 2008 ASHRAE 90.1 2004
Jan. 1, 2009 – Aug. 31, 2011 ASHRAE 90.1 2007
Sept. 1, 2011 – May 31, 2016 ASHRAE 90.1 2010
June 1, 2016 ASHRAE 90.1 2013/2015 IECC

State-Funded Residential Buildings

Effective Dates Codes
June 1, 1989 – 1993 Texas Design Standard
1993 – Aug. 31, 2005 1993 CABO MEC
Sept. 1, 2005 – May 31, 2011 2003 IECC
June 1, 2011 – May 31, 2016 2009 IECC
June 1, 2016 2015 IECC