City of Frisco - Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements

June 04, 2020



In October 2013, existing green building codes were repealed and the 2012 International Residential Code with amendments was adopted. Among the amendments were energy efficiency requirements approximately 15% above the state minimum standard.

In 2019, Frisco adopted the 2018 IECC with amendments, which now is mandatory for all residential buildings. 


In November 2006, Frisco passed an ordinance requiring that 100% of all roof areas comply with the EPA Energy Star Cool Roof Program as it exists or may be amended. Additional requirements for buildings include specific heat island mitigation measures, landscape water conservation, and construction waste recycling standards.

By November 2012, more than 7,700,000 square feet of "green" commercial space had been built.

In 2019, Frisco adopted the 2018 IECC with amendments, which is now mandatory for all commercial and industrial buildings. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Roofs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Residential Code: 2018 IECC, with amendments
Commercial Code: 2018 IECC, with amendments
Code Change Cycle: No regular code change cycle. Commercial and residential codes were effective January 1, 2020.


Name: Ordinance No. 19-11-101
Date Enacted: 11/29/2019


Organization: Frisco Department of Planning and Development
Address: 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco TX 75034
Phone: (972) 292-5300

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.