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Texas House Bill 1736

Effective September 1, 2016, House Bill (HB) 1736 sets the current energy code for the State of Texas to be the 2015 International Energy Efficiency Code (IEEC) with energy provisions of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) for single family construction. In subsequent legislation, the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) was given rule making authority by the legislature to adopt subsequent editions of the energy code based on stringency findings by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) of Texas A&M University. SECO’s rule making process is anticipated to adopt the 2015 IECC for all other construction with the effective date of November 1, 2016.