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The State of Texas is currently under IECC 2015 as the adopted energy code for use in the state for all residential, commercial, and industrial construction that is not single-family residential construction under Rule §19.53(a).
Effective Nov. 1, 2016, SECO adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for commercial, industrial and residential buildings taller than three stories. The code applies to R2, R3 and R4 residential buildings and excludes single and two-family residences of three stories or fewer above grade.
Several municipalities within the state of Texas have moved ahead and adopted IECC 2021 as their minimum energy code.
A municipality or county may establish procedures to adopt local amendments to the code. Such amendments may not result in less stringent energy efficiency requirements in non-attainment and affected counties.