Building Energy Code (Alabama)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Building Energy Code|
|Incentive Type||Building Energy Code|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Code Change Cycle||No set schedule. Most recent update effective October 1, 2012|
|Commercial Code||2009 IECC with Alabama amendments; ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007|
|Residential Code||2009 IRC with Alabama amendments|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-07-21|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-10-02|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
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.
Legislation passed in March 2010 authorized the Alabama Energy and Residential Code (AERC) Board to adopt mandatory residential and commercial energy codes for all jurisdictions. This is the first time in Alabama’s history they will have mandatory energy codes throughout the state. The AERC Board voted to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code including the energy chapter with a few modifications and the 2009 IECC for commercial buildings. These mandatory codes took effect on October 1, 2012.
Click here for more information about Alabama's building codes.
|Contact Name||Karen Clifton|
|Department||Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs|
|Address||PO Box 5690|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.