SECO adopted by reference the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/ Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Energy Standard for Buildings, ASHRAE/IENSA Standard 90.1-2010. The code applies to any state-funded new construction or major renovation project, except low-rise residential buildings, with a design assignment made on or after September 1, 2011.
The following are exempt from compliance:
- Buildings listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places;
- Building designated as a historic property;
- Buildings certified as a contributing resource with a National Register listed or locally designated historic district; or
- Buildings with an opinion or certification by the State Historic Preservation Officer or Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, a building or structure that is eligible to be listed on the National or State Registers of Historic Places either individually or as a contributing building to a historic district;
State Funded Residential Construction: 2009 IECC
SECO adopted by reference the residential chapter of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. The code applies to any state-funded new construction or major renovation project of a low-rise residential building with a design assignment made on or after June 1, 2011.
SECO Compliance Certification
Before beginning construction of a new state building or major renovation project, a state agency or an institution of higher education must submit to SECO a copy of the certification by the design architect or engineer that verifies that the construction or renovation complies with the standards that are established under 34 TAC § 19.34, including engineering documentation. Please note, a Water Compliance Certification Form is also now required for buildings greater than 10,000 square feet.
- Non-Residential Energy Compliance Certification (PDF)
- Residential Energy Compliance Certification (PDF)
- Non-Residential Water Compliance Certification (PDF)
Mail completed compliance forms, including verification documentation to:
State Energy Conservation Office,
Attention: Eddy Trevino, P.E.
111 E. 17th Street Room 1114
Austin Texas 78701
ASHRAE Interactive 90.1-2010 Compliance Forms
SECO also requires the following forms be submitted with documentation for state funded buildings. Please note these PDF forms can be modified (with Adobe Professional), saved to your hard drive, and printed.
- Building Envelope Compliance Forms.pdf
- ECB Compliance Forms.pdf
- HVAC Compliance Forms.pdf
- Lighting Compliance Forms.pdf
- Performance Rating Report Compliance Forms.pdf
- Service Water Heating Compliance Forms.pdf
ASHRAE Online Training
ASHRAE eLearning System is an interactive, self-monitoring training based on ASHRAE resources by ASHRAE practicioners. It is a comprehensive, on demand, topically based, and immediately accessible.
ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2010 Training Videos
SECO presents an overview of the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2010, the required code for state-funded buildings. This is a five part series covering the building envelope, HVAC system, service water heating, power, equipment, and lighting provisions. The content is intended for engineers, architects, and code officials, who anticipate either applying, conforming to, or evaluating the latest ASHRAE energy efficiency standards for commercial building projects in Texas.
- Part I: Overview
(Related material [PDF, 3.8MB])
- Part II: Envelope Provisions
(Related material [PDF, 4.2MB])
- Part III: HVAC Provisions
(Related material [PDF, 2.3MB])
- Part IV: Mechanical Provisions
(Related material [PDF, 3.6MB])
- Part V: Lighting Provisions
(Related material [PDF, 2.9MB])
REScheck was developed to simplify and clarify code compliance with the IECC and a number of state codes. The REScheck residential compliance materials offer two ways to demonstrate compliance: the trade-off approach and the prescriptive packages approach.
A unique energy awareness, decision support and capacity building tool, developed to address this important deployment barrier. The core of the tool consists of a standardized and integrated project analysis software which can be used world-wide to evaluate the energy production, life-cycle costs and greenhouse gas emission reductions for various types of proposed energy efficient and renewable energy technologies compared to conventional energy projects.
A web-based software tool designed to provide a simulated performance of energy code compliance for single family residential construction. This software tool has been developed by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) at Texas A&M University. The tool can capture quantitative above-code compliance as well as emissions reduction credits for the State Implementation Plan (SIP).