Tennessee Building Codes and Contacts

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

2006 IECC
passed 6/2/2011; effective 7/1/2011

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 is the energy code for all state buildings.

Current Residential Code

2006 IECC
passed 6/2/2011; effective 7/1/2011

Both the residential and commercial code are mandatory statewide. All new and renovated buildings and additions constructed within the state must comply with this standard. Local jurisdictions may adopt more stringent codes.

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Climate Zones: 3A, 4A

Code Adoption and Change Process

Code Change Process

Legislative: Changes to the state’s energy code proceed through the state legislature.

Code Change Cycle

No set schedule.

Next Code Update

No set schedule.

Tennessee Code Contacts

Gary Farley
Director, Electrical Residential and Marina Division
Department of Commerce and Insurance
Email: gary.farley@tn.gov

Molly R. Cripps
Office of Energy Programs
Contact: Meet the Team

Lauren Westmoreland
Energy Codes Manager
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA)
Email: lwestmoreland@seealliance.org

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