Building Energy Code (Mississippi)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Mississippi

Name Building Energy Code
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs






Code Change Cycle No set schedule. Most recent update was effective on July 1, 1980.
Commercial Code ASHRAE 90-1975, mandatory for state owned buildings, public buildings, and high-rise buildings.

















Residential Code State energy code, based on ASHRAE 90-1975; voluntary.



















Website http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/mississippi
Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-21
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-08



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

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.

Mississippi's existing state code is based on the 1977 Model Code for Energy Conservation (MCEC). The existing law does not mandate enforcement by localities, and any revised code will probably require adoption by local jurisdictions. To adopt the code at the local level, the local government must adopt it through a vote of the city council or county commission. Compliance for state-owned buildings is verified by the Bureau of Building. Other buildings are subject to enforcement by local authorities.

On April 6, 2006, HB 1406 was signed by the governor. The bill provides that the counties of Jackson, Harrison, Hancock and Pearl River enforce, on an emergency basis, all the wind and flood mitigation requirements prescribed by the 2003 International Residential Code and the 2003 International Building Code. These counties, and any other county in the state of Mississippi, may then choose to adopt the full versions of these two codes which reference the 2003 IECC.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Betty Norman
Department Mississippi Development Authority
Division Energy Division
Address P.O. Box 849
Address 2 501 North West Street
Place Jackson, Mississippi
Zip/Postal Code 39201
Phone (601) 359-6600


Email bnorman@mississippi.org
Website http://www.mississippi.org
     
     


















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"