Building Energy Code (Kentucky)
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||Three-year code review/update cycle. Last updated on March 6, 2011, effective June 1, 2011.|
|Commercial Code|| 2007 Kentucky Building Code based on 2009 IBC, 2009 IECC mandatory
|Residential Code|| 2007 Kentucky Residential Code based 2006 IECC, 2006 IRC mandatory
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-07-27|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-07-26|
| 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 websites.
The Kentucky Building Code (KBC) is updated every three years on a cycle one year behind the publication year for the International Building Code. Any changes to the code by the state of Kentucky are submitted to the Board of Housing for review by the Office of Housing, Buildings, and Construction Division of Building Codes Enforcement. The division is then responsible for complying with code changes and amendments.
Local jurisdictions are required to follow the statewide energy provisions and are not allowed to reference or enforce any other standard or code other than the KBC. The exception to this requirement is that jurisdictions may enforce Kentucky Residential Code as an alternative method of compliance when the scope of coverage has been extended to include homes that are not trade-name or brand-name homes
The 2007 Kentucky Building Code (KBC – applies to commercial buildings), which is based on the 2009 IBC and 2009 IECC, became effective June 1, 2011. The 2007 Kentucky Residential Code (KRC – applies to residential buildings) is based in the 2006 IRC and 2006 IECC and took effect June 1, 2011.
To access forms and publications of the Division of Building Code Enforcement, go to: www.ohbc.ky.gov/bce/FormsPublications.htm.
|Contact Name||Rick McNees|
|Department||Office of Housing, Buildings, and Construction|
|Division||Division of Building Codes Enforcement|
|Address||1047 US 127 South|
|Phone|| (502) 573-0373
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.