Below are a few relevant energy and fire codes. These are living documents periodically reviewed to align with best practices in the building industry:
- International Building Code (IBC): The IBC is a model building code that addresses both health and safety concerns for buildings based upon prescriptive and performance-related requirements. The IBC has been widely adopted by jurisdictions across the United States as well as several other countries.
- International Residential Code (IRC): The IRC is a comprehensive model code for residential buildings that establishes minimum regulations for dwellings of three stories or less.
- International Existing Building Code (IEBC): The IEBC establishes minimum regulations for upgrades and improvements addressing the alteration, addition or change of occupancy in existing buildings.
- International Fire Code (IFC): The IFC was created to satisfy model code regulations for an up-to-date fire code addressing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire, explosion, and the handling or use of hazardous materials.