New Mexico Building Codes and Contacts

The following information is reprinted with permission from the Building Codes Assistance Project:
New Mexico climate zones
Current Commercial Code

2009 New Mexico Energy Conservation Code (NMECC)

Based on the 2009 IECC with New Mexico amendments; ASHRAE 90.1-2010 is an acceptable compliance path through Chapter 5 of the 2009 IECC
Passed 6/10/2011, effective 1/1/2012

Current Residential Code

2009 New Mexico Energy Conservation Code (NMECC)
Based on the 2009 IECC with New Mexico amendments
Passed 6/10/2011, effective 1/1/2012

NMECC Residential Applications Manual

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Climate Zones: 3B, 4B, 5B

Code Adoption and Change Process

Code Change Process

Regulatory: The codes are adopted or amended by the Construction Industries Division of the Regulation and Licensing Department, on recommendation of the various trade bureaus that have been created under its auspices. As part of the process, the new code or code amendments are reviewed by the general construction technical advisory council and a code change committee. Once approved, comments are solicited at public hearings. The final version is prepared by Construction Industry Division staff and sent to the Construction Industry Commission. If approved, the changes are sent to archive and become effective after a thirty day waiting period.

Code Change Cycle

Generally reviewed at least every three years with the publication of the new editions of the model codes.

Next Code Update

Unknown

New Mexico Code Contacts

Martin Romero
General Construction Bureau Chief CBO
Regulation and Licensing Department
Construction Industries and Manufactured Housing

Email: martin.romero@state.nm.us

Jeremy Lewis
Program Development and Management Bureau Chief
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Email: jeremy.lewis@state.nm.us

Ken Hughes
Clean Energy Program Manager
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Email: ken.hughes@state.nm.us

Jim Meyers
Director, Buildings Efficiency Program
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Email: jmeyers@swenergy.org

Christine Brinker
Senior Associate, Buildings Efficiency Program
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Email: cbrinker@swenergy.org

This information was compiled by the Building Codes Assistance Project, and used with their permission.