A pair of field guides customized for Delaware's residential building energy code are now available. The guides, which are organized by inspection stage (for code officials) and by trade (for builders), feature checklists and pictures for easy use on site as well as detailed information for training on the 2012 IECC-based code. The books include guidance for meeting the code and recommended practices for achieving additional energy savings. Along with being available in print, sections of the guides are freely available online.
NEW: Delaware is in the process of reviewing its state energy code with the hope of adopting the 2018 IECC and the AHRAE 90.1 2016 codes statewide by fall 2019 (Delaware currently operates under the 2012 IECC, so these code updates would be a big improvement). A public hearing on the codes will take place early this fall, with the hopes of adopting a new code before the year’s end.