Building Energy Code

June 18, 2023


Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

The Florida Building Commission (FBC) is directed to adopt, revise, update, and maintain the Florida Building Code in accordance with Chapter 120 of the state statutes. The code is mandatory throughout the state and need not be adopted by a local government to be applicable at the local level. An online copy of the Florida State Energy Code is available at the FBC's Building Codes website.

In June 2008, Florida enacted HB 697, which outlined the state legislature's mandates to improve the energy performance of Florida's infrastructure. To meet the state's ambitious energy efficiency goals, the Florida Building Commission shall select the most current version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as a foundation code; however, the IECC will be modified by the commission to maintain the efficiencies of the Florida Building Code-Energy Efficiency Energy. The 2014 Florida Building Code was adopted is based on 2012 IECC.

The current Florida residential and commercial code was updated in 2020 and based on the 2018 IECC with state specific amendments.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Residential Code: State developed code, Energy Efficiency Standards of the 2014 Florida Building Code (2014 FBC) Current code based on 2018 IECC, updated in 2020. REScheck is not available.
Commercial Code: State developed code, Energy Efficiency Standards of the 2014 Florida Building Code (2010 FBC), based on 2018 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2016 with state specific amendments. COMcheck is available to show compliance.
Code Change Cycle: Triennial code revision process.


Name: Ann Stanton
Organization: Florida Department of Community Affairs
Address: 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.
Tallahassee FL 32399
Phone: (850) 488-0964

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.