Other Guides, Specifications, Standards, & Code

Resources to Help You Design Your Electric Facility

Use the following specifications, codes, and technical manuals to help design your electric facility.

Electric Distribution Design Aides

Electric Metering Specifications and Other Guides

City of Austin Code Library

The City of Austin Code Library is a comprehensive online repository. This contains City Code, criteria manuals for Building, Drainage, Environmental, Fire Protection, Transportation and Utilities, Standards, and Standard Specifications.

Other City of Austin Resources

Energy Code

The Energy Code is a part of Austin's Building Code. The code sets standards for the safety, comfort, and the affordability of new and remodeled houses and commercial buildings.

Austin Energy can help you with energy code questions. We can answer questions concerning minimum standards and offer suggestions for improving buildings with energy saving ideas like:

  • Insulation
  • Window choice
  • Shading
  • Mechanical equipment efficiency ratings
  • Air duct construction

Contact Us

If you have questions about our design criteria, purchasing specifications, or construction standards, contact one of our offices of Distribution Engineering listed below.

AE Distribution Standards
Email: AE Distribution Standards

AE Design South - St. Elmo Service Center
4411-B Meinardus Drive (South of 969/MLK/Windsor Rd.)

AE Design North - Kramer Lane Service Center
2412 Kramer Lane, Bldg. C (North of 969/MLK/Windsor Rd.)

AE Network Design - Downtown
4411-B Meinardus Drive

If you are unsure which Design office to contact, view the Austin Energy Service Territory Map (pdf) to determine which office supports your service area.

For payment assistance with the AB+C portal, please visit City of Austin Contractor and Trade Permits.

Date last reviewed or modified: 06/07/2022