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Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: September 2012
Page Focus: Compliance, Enforcement

This Guide is designed to assist state and local code jurisdictions in achieving statewide compliance with the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential buildings and ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: September 2015
Page Focus: Compliance

In accordance with the provisions of Section 304 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA), as amended under 42 U.S.C 6833(b)(2)(B)(i) and 42 U.S.C 6833 (a)(l), each state must file certification statements to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that it has reviewed the provisions of its building codes regarding energy efficiency and make a determination as to whether to update its code to meet or exceed the 2015 IECC, as well as ASHRAE 90.1-2013.

In 2010, the State of Hawaii adopted the 2006 IECC with amendments as the State Energy Conservation Code, referenced herein as the Hawaii Energy Code (HEC). The Hawaii State Energy Office has contracted with the Britt/Makela Group (BMG) team to provide analyses of proposed amendments to residential and commercial provisions of the 2015 IECC. The outcome of this analysis will be to facilitate adoption at the state and county level. In addition, the analysis provides a basis for the Hawaii State Energy Office to...

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: February 2019
Page Focus: Compliance

A research project in the state of Idaho identified opportunities to reduce homeowner energy costs in residential single-family new construction by increasing compliance with the current state energy code. The study was initiated in January 2018; data collection began in March 2018 and continued through June 2018. During this period, research teams visited 127 homes during various stages of construction, resulting in a collection of data based on observations made directly in the field. Analysis of the data has led to a better understanding of the energy features present in homes and indicates nearly $500,000 in potential annual savings to Idaho homeowners that could result from increased compliance with the Idaho Energy Conservation Code.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: September 2012
Page Focus: Compliance, Enforcement

This Guide is designed to assist state and local code jurisdictions in achieving statewide compliance with the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential buildings and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: April 2019
Page Focus: Compliance

A research project in the state of Montana identified opportunities to reduce homeowner utility bills in residential single-family new construction by increasing compliance with the state energy code. The study was initiated in May 2018; data collection began in June 2018 and continued through September 2018. Analysis of the data has led to a better understanding of the energy features present in homes and identified nearly $192,000 in potential annual savings to Montana homeowners that could result from increased compliance with the Montana Residential Energy Code

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: September 2012
Page Focus: Compliance, Enforcement

This Guide is designed to assist state and local code jurisdictions in achieving statewide compliance with the 2009 International Energy Conservation ...

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: July 2017
Page Focus: Compliance

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 Oregon has adopted the 2014 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code, which is deemed to be equivalent to energy provisions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 for commercial buildings.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: May 2015
Page Focus: Compliance

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 Oregon has adopted the 2011 Residential Energy Efficiency Specialty Code with energy provisions that meet or exceed applicable requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings.

 

 

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: February 2019
Page Focus: Compliance

In early 2017, the Nebraska Energy Office expressed interest in evaluating the construction of new single-family homes in Nebraska using the US Department of Energy's (DOE) low-rise residential evaluation methodology. As part of that methodology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was directed by DOE to analyze the data collected in Nebraska. This memorandum provides and discusses the results of PNNL's analysis.

Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: April 2015
Page Focus: Compliance

The State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, previously sent a letter, dated July 18, 2013, to the U.S., Department of Energy certifying that it had adopted the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for one and two family dwellings and townhouses and non-State owned commercial buildings, and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-2007 for State buildings.

In that letter, the State of Tennessee sought an extension until March 31, 2015, to review and consider adoption of updated editions of the IECC and ASHRAE standards to comply with the certification requirements of Section 304(C) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).  However, due to the current political environment and coinciding circumstances, the State of Tennessee requests additional time, specifically December 1, 2015, in which to adopt the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2010.

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Document type: State-specific
Publication Date: September 2012
Page Focus: Compliance, Enforcement

This Guide is designed to assist state and local code jurisdictions in achieving statewide compliance with the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential buildings and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings.