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7 August North Carolina


​North Carolina Electrical Code:

The North Carolina Building Code Council (BCC) Electrical Ad Hoc Committee has scheduled a set of meetings to begin review of the 2014 National Electrical Code as follows:

  • Aug. 7 – first meeting – 1:30 PM-4:00 PM ET – State Construction Office, 301 N. Wilmington St., Suite 450, Raleigh – Main Conference Room
  • Aug. 14 – second meeting – time TBD – same location
  • Aug. 21 – third meeting – time TBD – same location
  • Aug. 28 – fourth meeting – time TBD – same location
  • Sept. 4 – fifth meeting – 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET – same location​

These five meetings will be followed by a meeting of the Electrical Standing Committee on Sept. 4 – 1:00 PM-4:30 PM ET – same location. On Sept. 9, the Building Code Council (BCC) will hold a meeting and public hearing at 9:00 AM ET at the NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh.

North Carolina Existing Building Code:

The 2015 NC Existing Building Code has been adopted by the BCC with a March 1, 2015 effective date. The 1995 NC Existing Building Code will expire on March 1, 2015. The NC Rehabilitation Code will remain effective until March 1, 2018 (3-year overlap).

North Carolina Energy Conservation Code:

Effective July 30, North Carolina General Statute 143‑138 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:​

"(b15) Exclusion from Energy Code Requirements for Existing Commercial Buildings. – The alteration of commercial buildings and structures that received a certificate of occupancy prior to January 1, 2012, may be subject to the rules pertaining to energy efficiency and energy conservation that were in effect on December 31, 2011. The addition to commercial buildings and structures that received a certificate of occupancy prior to January 1, 2012, may be subject to the rules pertaining to energy efficiency and energy conservation that were in effect on December 31, 2011, so long as the addition does not increase the building area of the existing commercial building or structure to more than one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the building area of the commercial building or structure as it was in existence on December 31, 2011. For the purpose of this subsection, the term "commercial buildings and structures" shall include all structures and buildings that are not classified as a Group R occupancy by the Building Code Council.”

Contact: Bryan Holland, bryan.holland@nema.org