establish the minimum energy efficiency requirements of buildings, other than
low rise residential buildings, for:
construction, and a plan for operation and maintenance, and
of on-site, renewable energy resources.
minimum energy-efficient requirements for the design, construction, and a plan
for operation and maintenance of:
1. new buildings and their systems
2. new portions of buildings and their systems
3. new systems and equipment in existing buildings
4. new equipment or building systems specifically identified in
the standard that are part of industrial or manufacturing processes
criteria for determining compliance with these requirements.
provisions of this standard do not apply to:
single-family houses, multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above
grade, manufactured houses (mobile homes), and manufactured houses (modular),
buildings that use neither electricity nor fossil fuel.
specifically noted in this standard, certain other buildings or elements of
buildings shall be exempt.
standard shall not be used to circumvent any safety, health, or environmental
January 20, 2012