Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP web sites.
On February 1, 2014, the Guam Tropical Energy Code was adopted as part of the Guam Building Code. The purpose of the new code is to provide minimum design requirements in order to achieve energy efficiency in all new buildings and renovations.
The Uniform Building Code (UBC) was adopted with provisions that allow the Guam Department of