Code Change Forums - WSEC
The Washington State Department of Commerce will be facilitating two webinars to exchange information on draft changes to the Washington State Energy Code. Participants are invited to share their proposals and provide feedback to others. See the Commerce announcement for more details. 

Energy Code Integrated Draft
The 2015 Washington State Energy Code Integrated Draft is now available for parties interested in proposing code changes. The drafts are separated into the Commercial Provisions and Residential Provisions. Click the links above to view the Integrated Drafts. The Appendices A, B and C were not changed from the 2012 editions and are also open for code change proposals.

Energy Code Proposal Forms
There are two new code change proposal forms to be used with the 2015 WSEC Integrated Draft, The first is for proposals for amendments to the technical provisions of the energy code. The  second form is for proposals that are strictly editorial.  We will still accept proposals on the old generic forms as well.

We want to hear from you!  Please click above to connect with us about:
  • Any code related questions;
  • Process improvement suggestions;
  • Washington State amendments;
  • How to submit a code change proposal.

Click the "Meeting Schedules and Agendas" tab above to see the list of past and future scheduled Council and Committee meetings.


Council Meeting Documents (check back often for updated links)            


    February 23 | Fire Code TAG, 10 a.m.
           Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center

    February 25 | Mechanical Code TAG, 1:30 p.m.
                        Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center

    February 26 | Residential Code TAG, 10 am 
                             Shoreline City Hall 

     February 26 | Legislative Committee CANCELED

    March 2  |  Fire Code TAG, 10 a.m., DES Bldg, Rm 2331

    March 4  |  Plumbing Code TAG, 10 am
                      Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center

    March 4  |  Mechanical Code TAG, 1:30 pm
                      Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center

    March 5  |  IBC TAG, 2:30 p.m, DES Building, Olympia.

    March 6  |  CO Code TAG, 10 a.m. - Georgetown Campus
                               South Seattle Community College

    March 9  |  PV TAG, DES Building, Olympia Rm. 2331

    March 10  |  IRC TAG, DES Building, Olympia

    March 12  |  BFP / MVE Committee Meetings
                          DES Building, Olympia 

    March 13  |  Executive Committee Meeting, 9 am 
DES Bldg., 1st Floor Presentation Room

     March 13  |  Council Meeting, 10 am
                           DES Bldg., 1st Floor Presentation Room

 For past meeting info, see the Technical Advisory Group or   Meeting Schedules & Agendas tab, as appropriate

Council Standing Committee Membership

The 2012 Washington State Energy Code is now available from the ICC Bookstore.

The State Building Council
is a state agency created by the legislature to provide independent analysis and objective advice to the legislature and the Governor's Office on state building code issues.  The Council establishes the minimum building, mechanical, fire, plumbing and energy code requirements necessary to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state of Washington, by reviewing, developing and adopting the state building code.  

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Featured Links  

  SBCC By-laws (updated April 2012)

  2012 Codes Insert Pages     

  Carbon Monoxide Alarm Information  
                WSFM facility guidelines

  SBCC Process Improvement Info Update

Guidelines for providing public testimony 

  2013 Code Cycle Documents

  See the 2012 Code Changes

  Online training for Boards & Commissions 

  2013 SBCC Energy Code Legislative Report