City of El Paso - Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements

June 04, 2020


In September 2012, the City of El Paso adopted the Alternative Energy Conservation Code for residential and commercial buildings based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). (The energy conservation code of the City was the 2009 IECC.)

In May 2016, the City of El Paso adopted the 2015 IECC as the Energy Conservation Code of the city. 

View the code of ordinances for latest changes and updates.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Residential Code: 2015 IECC
Commercial Code: 2015 IECC


Name: Code of Ordinances § 18.80.010 et seq.
Date Enacted: 07/31/2012
Effective Date: 09/01/2012
Name: Ordinance No. 018518
Date Enacted: 05/31/2016

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.