programs SECO

Texas Building Energy Code

The State Energy Conservation Office provides resources and training to building professionals and the general public on the latest energy codes and standards.

Texas leads the nation in energy consumption and is the fifth largest energy consumer in the world. Buildings account for almost 40 percent of the state's total energy usage and 70 percent of electricity usage, representing a significant opportunity for energy savings.

New construction is the most cost-effective phase in the life of a building to establish energy efficiency elements. Building energy codes serve as a starting point to reduce energy dependence and extend natural resources.