Green Building (Energy Efficiency)

The SLDC does have requirements for Energy Efficiency for both residential and non-residential structures. Each new Residential structure, excluding mobile home and manufactured homes and structures constructed to the standards prescribed by the State of New Mexico Earthen Building Materials Code and New Mexico Historic Earthen Building Code, shall achieve a HERS rating of 70 or less. Click on the attachments below for a list of certified HERS raters. Also included below is an energy efficiency guide for homeowners and home builders, and an affidavit of compliance with the Residential Energy Efficiency Requirements of the SLDC that will be required as part of the application for a development permit to construct a residence.

HERS Compliance Guide »
HERS Rater List »
SLDC Residential Energy Efficiency Requirements »