IECC 2016 - State Building Code (Puerto Rico)

Last updated: 22 February 2019
Policy Requirement Level
Model Code

Governance
Development Authority: International Code Council

Implementation Authority: Local authorities

Prescriptive Compliance path
Occupiable space, excluding crawl spaces and garages

Energy Requirements:
Insulation
U-Values (Btu/h.ft2) Floor Roof Walls
Climate zone 1 0.064 0.035 0.197
Climate zone 2 0.064 0.035 0.165
Climate zone 3A and 3B 0.047 0.035 0.141
Climate zone 4A and 4B 0.047 0.03 0.141
Climate zone 4C 0.033 0.03 0.082
Climate zone 5 0.033 0.03 0.082
Climate zone 6 0.033 0.026 0.06
Climate zone 7 0.033 0.026 0.057
Climate zone 8 0.028 0.026 0.057
Windows
U-Values (Btu/h.ft2) Windows
Climate zone 1 1.2
Climate zone 2 0.65
Climate zone 3A and 3B 0.5
Climate zone 4A and 4B 0.35
Climate zone 4C 0.35
Climate zone 5 0.35
Climate zone 6 0.35
Climate zone 7 0.35
Climate zone 8 0.35

The total glazed area may not exceed 18% of the conditioned floor area using the prescriptive method

SHGC (for all fenestration including skylights) is 0.30 W/m2.k for climate zones 1-3. No SHGC requirement for other zones

Skylights
Skylights individually are 0.75 W/m2.k zones 1-2, 0.65 W/m2.k zone 3 and 0.60 W/m2.k zones 4-8

Air Leakage
7 ACH at 50Pa. The thermal envelope must be verified even when using the perscriptive method

Space Heating System
At least one thermostat shall be provided for each separate heating and cooling system.

Specific requirements exist for ducts, piping, ventilation, pool systems and snow melt systems

Requirements are relative to equipment size and building type.

Water Heating System
All circulating service hot water piping shall be insulated to at least R-2 and have automatic or accessible manual switches to turn off the pump when the system is not in use

Lighting
A minimum 50% of lamps in permanently installed lighting fixtures shall be high-efficacy lamps.

Renewable Energy
Pools deriving >60% heating energy from site-recovered or solar energy are exempt from pool specific energy saving measures

End-uses considered:
Space cooling, Space heating, Water heating, Ventilation, Lighting interior, Lighting exterior
Performance Compliance path
Not a requirement / performance based elements are based on a reference model and are relative to energy costs

End-uses considered:
Water heating, Ventilation, Space heating, Space cooling, Lighting interior, Equipment
Resources
Notes
Climate zones
ZONE
NUMBER
THERMAL CRITERIA
IP Units
SI Units
1
9000 < CDD50°F 5000 < CDD10°C
2
6300 < CDD50°F ≤ 9000 3500 < CDD10°C ≤ 5000
3A and 3B
4500 < CDD50°F ≤ 6300
AND HDD65°F ≤ 5400 2500 < CDD10°C ≤ 3500
AND HDD18°C ≤ 3000
4A and 4B
CDD50°F ≤ 4500 AND
HDD65°F ≤ 5400 CDD10°C ≤ 2500 AND
HDD18°C ≤ 3000
3C
HDD65°F ≤ 3600 HDD18°C ≤ 2000
4C
3600 < HDD65°F ≤ 5400 2000 < HDD18°C ≤ 3000
5
5400 < HDD65°F ≤ 7200 3000 < HDD18°C ≤4000
6
7200 < HDD65°F ≤ 9000 4000 < HDD18°C ≤ 5000
7
9000 < HDD65°F ≤ 12600 5000 < HDD18°C ≤ 7000
8
12600 < HDD65°F 7000 < HDD18 °C

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Lighting
  • Building vintage
  • Building envelope