Building Codes

Building codes include a set of rules, potentially enforceable by law, that apply to the minimum acceptable level of safety, design characteristics and construction techniques for constructed facilities, such as buildings and non-building structures. Building codes can include energy measures.

Before you begin your search for resources related to building codes, you can learn more about them by reading our policy brief on building codes, which outlines good practices and provides design considerations.

See also building certification, high-performance buildings, and buildings and energy efficiency.