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Document type: Model Data
Publication Date: May 2012
Focus: Code Development

The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) prototype building models (prototype models) were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in support of DOE's Building Energy Codes Program (BECP), to simulate energy savings associated with changes in energy codes and standards. For residential buildings, PNNL utilized two base prototypes to simulate both Single-family detached house, and Multi-family low-rise apartment building types. Energy models for the 2006, 2009 and 2012 versions of the IECC are available for each state.

This set of IECC Prototype Building Models is for the state of Illinois, using the 2006 IECC as the baseline code.

Each ZIP file includes EnergyPlus model input files (.idf) and corresponding output files (.html).

Document type: State-specific, Technical Assistance report
Publication Date: January 2007
Focus: Adoption

As of the writing of this report, the state of Illinois does not have a statewide building energy efficiency code for residential buildings, although a number of jurisdictions in Illinois have adopted the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or the 2003 IECC.


The U.S. Department of Energy requested Pacific Northwest National Laboratory estimate the energy savings, economic impacts, and pollution reduction from adopting the 2006 IECC. This report addresses the impacts for low-rise residential buildings only.

Document type: State-specific, Technical Assistance report
Publication Date: September 2002
Focus: Adoption

This study includes the impacts of adopting only the building envelope and lighting requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999 and applying it only to new commercial construction. This report builds on a previous study that uses prototypical office, retail, and education buildings to estimate life-cycle cost savings estimates per square foot. Office, retail, and education buildings made up over 60% of the total value of new commercial construction in Illinois in 1997.

Document type: State-specific, Technical Assistance report
Publication Date: April 2004
Focus: Adoption

This report is an update of a previous report, Statewide Savings Projections from the Adoption of a Commercial Building Energy Code in Illinois, completed in September 2002. This updated version incorporates the most recent—as of the writing of this report—gas and electric rates into the analysis.


The results of this analysis suggest that adopting and enforcing a commercial building energy code throughout the state of Illinois could produce substantial energy and cost savings, while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: September 2013
Focus: Adoption

In compliance with Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) of 1976, as amended, this is to certify that the State of Illinois has adopted the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, which consists of the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings (with Illinois specific amendments), as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for nonresidential buildings.

Document type: State-specific, Technical Assistance report
Publication Date: September 2009
Focus: Adoption

This nationwide analysis of commercial energy code compares ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 with the commercial code in each state as of June 2009. The results are provided in chapters specific to each state.

States with unique energy codes were not included in the analysis because the codes in these states would be difficult to appropriately compare to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and most of these states have energy offices that routinely assess their codes against the model codes. In states with codes prior to and including the 2000 IECC or Standard 90.1-1999, those states with no statewide energy code, and home rule states which did not specifically request that another code be used, Standard 90.1-1999 was used as the baseline for comparison.

Three DOE Benchmark buildings were used for the simulation used in this analysis: a medium office building (53,600 ft2), a mid-rise apartment building (33,700 ft2), and a non-refrigerated warehouse (49,500 ft2...

Document type: State-specific, Technical Assistance report
Publication Date: September 2009
Focus: Adoption

This analysis of residential energy code compares the requirements of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with the residential code—or typical construction practice in the absence of a code—in most states as of June 2009. The results, which include estimated typical energy savings of updating each state’s code to the 2009 IECC, are provided in chapters specific to each state.

Several states have either not adopted a mandatory energy code or developed their own codes which have minimal or no connection to the IECC. The latter—including California, Florida, Oregon, and Washington— were not included in this analysis because the codes in these states would be difficult to appropriately compare to the 2009 IECC and most of these states have energy offices that have already assessed the IECC on their own.