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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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City of San Antonio - Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/16/2014
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Residential Code:2009 IECC
Commercial Code:2009 IECC
Code Change Cycle:Code will be revised every three years
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Ordinance No. 2009-03-12-0179
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Ordinance No. 2011-12-01-0984
Authority 3:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Chapter 10 Article X - Energy Conservation Code
03/12/2009 (subsequently amended)

In 2009, the mayor of San Antonio announced the “Mission Verde” plan, which included several energy savings goals. As part of this plan, the City Council enacted an ordinance in March 2009 requiring all new buildings in San Antonio to meet a 15% greater efficiency rate than what was required in the 2008 city energy code and establishing goals of 30% energy saving by 2012 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

In December 2011, the City Council adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, Chapters 2 through 5. 

  General Contact
City of San Antonio
Office of Environmental Policy
Phone: (210) 207-6103
Fax: (210) 207-4396
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