Maine’s New Building Code for Energy Conservation

Efficiency Maine, in partnership with the Maine Office of State Fire Marshal, is to offer free, one-hour webinars this month to introduce the energy provisions of Maine’s new building codes, which take effect on July 1, 2021, and will apply to all new building construction in Maine.

The webinars will review the newly adopted 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and explain how it differs from the 2009 IECC which was previously in effect.

The IECC is one element of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code, (MUBEC), which governs building construction in Maine, and will affect new construction projects undertaken by code enforcement officers; commercial and residential construction companies and builders; electricians; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) installers; plumbers; architects and designers; and equipment suppliers. The webinar is open to all building professionals involved in design, equipment specifications, construction, and municipal code enforcement.

Identical webinars will be conducted using a virtual web platform called WebinarJam. Please register for only one of the webinars. Here is the list of session dates and times with links to register:

  1. April 20, 2021, 3:30 PM –Click Here
  2. April 21, 2021, 7:30 AM –Click Here
  3. April 27, 2021, 12:30 PM –Click Here
  4. April 29, 2021, 7:00 AM –Click Here

Additional sessions that dive deeper into the commercial and residential code chapters of the 2015 IECC will be offered in mid-May through June. There also will be training offered through the end of the year that will focus on compliance requirements and best practices.

We’ll keep you posted!

In the event you don’t have it yet, copies of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code can be obtained at this link https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IECC2015.