IECC Energy Codes in Vermont | COMcheck Complaince

Vermont Energy Codes

When Vermont metal building owners see a drastic increase on their energy bills, often, the cause is a damaged, inadequate or a lack of insulation in their structures. Thermal energy loss can be one of the single largest drains on a metal building owner's budget, which is why so many have turned to Steel Building Insulation, a division of Building Outlet Corp., for supplies and assistance with insulation retrofit projects large and small.

Applying HVAC and insulation upgrades to your existing metal building will cause an immediate, substantial reduction in your energy bills, and given the escalating nationwide heating and cooling costs, the payback period is far shorter than you may think. In fact, more than 50 percent of the vinyl-faced fiberglass insulation volume we distribute nationally is now used in insulation retrofit application, and the cost of insulation purchased through Steel Building Insulation is far below industry norms because we are not tied to one particular insulation manufacturer. This results in both substantial and immediate savings for our Vermont consumers.

Retrofitting insulation between the roof purlins or wall girts of your metal building does more than reduce your energy bills – it also addresses damaging and costly condensation issues that arise when a metal building has no insulation, insufficient insulation or fiberglass or facing that is old, torn or prone to air leaks. For insulation retrofit jobs, we recommend that the entire cavity of the building's structural members (generally, 8") be filled with insulation to avoid air spaces that can cause condensation to form inside the cold surface of the exterior panel.

We offer a wide array of insulation options, facing options and accessories to aid you in insulation retrofit projects of any size or scope. Whether you're looking to re-insulate your metal building's roof or walls, Steel Building Insulation will simplify and streamline the process and ensure that you end up with the highest quality product at the lowest possible price – and drastically reduced thermal energy bills throughout the lifetime of your building.

IECC Vermont

Current Building Energy Code for Vermont: State Specific

Amendments / Additional State Code Information:
The CBES (Commercial Building Energy Standards) have been revised as of November 24, 2014. Revisions took effect March 1, 2015 and applies to construction commenced on and after the date they became effective. CBES applies to most new commercial construction, including additions, alterations, renovations, and repairs. Where a building permit has been issued or applied for prior to March 1, 2015 this construction shall have the option of complying with either the 2011 CBES or the 2015 CBES.

View Commercial Building Energy Standards in Vermont

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*Code Enforcement is Mandatory in the State of Vermont.

Vermont Energy Code Climate Zones by County

LS = Fiberglass Insulation | ci = continuous insulation



IECC Climate Zone

Roof Insulation

Wall Insulation

AddisonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
BenningtonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
CaledoniaCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
ChittendenCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
EssexCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
FranklinCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
Grand IsleCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
LamoilleCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
OrangeCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
OrleansCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
RutlandCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WashingtonCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WindhamCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci
WindsorCold6AR-25+R-11 LSR-13+R-13ci

Some of our advisors are also in the following areas:
Burlington, Vermont
South Burlington, Vermont
Rutland, Vermont
Barre, Vermont
Montpelier, Vermont
Winooski, Vermont
St. Albans, Vermont
Newport, Vermont
Vergennes, Vermont

We ship to Vermont every other week. Our minimum freight charge is $100, which is typical for small orders, and our maximum, $250, which is standard for large orders. Accessories typically ship via UPS or FedEx, and freight is determined by the carrier.