Building Energy Code (Nebraska)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
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|Name||Building Energy Code|
|Incentive Type||Building Energy Code|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Code Change Cycle||No set schedule. Most recent update effective August 24, 2011.|
|Commercial Code||2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007, mandatory statewide for all new commercial construction and renovations costing more than 50% of the replacement cost of the building. Can use COMcheck to show compliance.|
|Residential Code||2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007, mandatory statewide for all new residential construction and renovations costing more than 50% of the replacement cost of the building (except historic, modular, and mobile homes). Can use REScheck to show compliance.|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-08-02|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-10-08|
| 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.
In September 2011, the Nebraska Legislature put LB 329 into effect, updating the Nebraska Building Energy Code to the 2009 IECC standards. As with the previous 2003 IECC standards, which had been in place since 2005, the Code applies to all new buildings, renovations, or additions to existing buildings. However, only those renovations that will cost more than 50 percent of the replacement cost of the building must comply with the Code. The Nebraska Energy Code also includes new and renovated state buildings within the 2009 IECC standard.
Cities and counties may adopt codes that differ from the Nebraska Energy Code, however, state law requires the adopted code to be at least equivalent to the Nebraska Energy Code.
For more information on the Nebraska Energy Code, go to: www.neo.ne.gov.
|Contact Name||Lynn K. Chamberlin|
|Department||Nebraska Energy Office|
|Address||P.O. Box 95085|
|Address 2||1200 N Street, #110|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.