Updated 2020 Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) Available

Free hard copies of the updated 2020 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) Codebook are available. Contact the Energy Code Assistance Center on 1-855-887-0673 or e-mail ecacemail@veic.org for copies.

Electronic copies of the commercial code are also available for purchase through the International Code Council (ICC) website (click here).

There is also a free viewable only copy available on the ICC website (click here). If you are having trouble accessing the free viewable version of the 2020 CBES online, click on this link or go to https://codes.iccsafe.org/ and search for “Vermont”. Then click on “FREE VIEW” under the icon for the 2020 RBES or 2020 CBES.

The Departments CBES website (click here) contains a series of training videos which contain details of the major changes, by section, implemented in the 2020 CBES.

Efficiency Vermont has carried out a series of trainings related to this update. The next training occurs on August 27 from 9:30-12:00 noon. Information on attending can be found clicking here or by going to the Efficiency Vermont websites events page (click here) and selecting the appropriate CBES training.

Efficiency Vermont also has pre-recorded on-line training available on their website dealing with the code update, including specific trainings focusing on items such as HVAC.  Click here.