Colorado Energy Codes

About the Toolkit

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), in cooperation with the Colorado Governor's Energy Office (GEO), provides the Energy Code Support Partnership (ECSP) Tool Kit as a resource to support government and policy decision makers, building department personnel, contractors and developers, homeowners and business owners, and many additional stakeholders in embracing the latest national model energy codes.


How to Use the Toolkit

The State recognizes that Colorado's hundreds of county and municipal jurisdictions have different needs in terms of the assistance required to take full advantage of the latest energy code. The tool kit is designed and organized to assist users in accessing and connecting to relevant energy code-related tools and resources. The tool kit is logically grouped into three modules representing the current starting point or status of energy code implementation in Colorado's jurisdictions.


Toolkit Modules

Module I
Getting Started/First Steps to Immediate Benefits
Module II
Updating the Code/Establishing Increased Proficiency
Module III
Fine Tuning Energy Code Implementation

For jurisdictions that have not adopted building or energy codes.

For jurisdictions that have adopted building and energy codes, but need additional technical expertise and training.

For jurisdictions that utilize up-to-date building and energy codes.


Status of Jurisdiction

= County and all cities within on 2009 IECC or better.
= County on 2009 IECC or better, some cities on other than 2009.
= County on other than 2009 IECC, some cities on 2009 or better.
= County and cities on other than 2009, Factory Built Program on 2009 or better (after 7/1/2010).
= County and cities on no energy code. Factory Built Program on 2009 or better (after 7/1/2010).
Map of Colorado Counties Displaying Current Adoptions

View 2012 IECC Adoption Statuses by County



For questions or more information, please contact the Energy Codes Support Partnership, 303-866-5400,