Utah Building Codes and Contacts

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

2012 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2010
Passed 1/1/2013, effective 1/1/2014

Current Residential Code

2012 IECC with significant state-specific amendments
Roughly equivalent to the 2006 IECC
Passed 1/1/2013, effective 1/1/2014

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Climate Zones: 3B, 5B, 6B

Code Adoption and Change Process

Code Change Process

Regulatory and Legislative:: The Utah Uniform Building Code Commission is charged with forming advisory committees and recommending code adoptions and amendments for adoption to the Utah Legislature. The Commission shall by no later than November 30 of each year recommend to the Business and Labor Interim Committee whether the Legislature should: amend or repeal one or more provisions of a State Construction Code; or in a year of a regularly scheduled update of a nationally recognized code, adopt a construction code with any modifications.
If the Business and Labor Interim Committee decides to recommend legislative action to the Legislature, the Business and Labor Interim Committee shall prepare legislation for consideration by the Legislature in the next general session that, if passed by the Legislature, would:

  • Adopt a new State Construction Code in its entirety; or
  • Amend or repeal one or more provisions of the State Construction Code.
Code Change Cycle

No set schedule

Next Code Update

The Uniform Building Code Commission is currently working on the 2015 IECC with amendments.

Utah Code Contacts

Shawna Cuan
Building & Industrial Energy Efficiency Specialist
Governor’s Office of Energy Development
Contact page

Brooke Kimball
Energy Efficiency & Environmental Program Coordinator
Governor’s Office of Energy Development
Contact page

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.