Model Building Energy Code (Maine)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Maine

Name Model 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 For commercial code, Maine considers the most recent version of 90.1 with positive DOE determination. Most recent adoption is effective June 1, 2010.
Commercial Code Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC) based on 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 mandatory statewide in cities or towns that have more than 2,000 residents.

















Residential Code Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC) based on 2009 IRC mandatory statewide in cities or towns that have more than 2,000 residents.



















Website http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/maine
Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-27
Last DSIRE Review 2013-05-24
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2011-06-13


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.

The Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards (EEBPS) are statewide minimum requirements that all new construction and additions to existing buildings must satisfy. Exceptions include single-family homes built by an owner-builder (which includes anyone supervising the construction of that person's single-family dwelling or a general contractor hired to supervise the construction) and log homes. As a result, the code only affects about 5% of new residential construction. The commercial requirements apply to all new commercial and institutional construction. Manufacturing facilities are exempt.

Legislation enacted in April 2008 (H.B. 1619) established the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board and required the board to adopt the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code, a new energy code for buildings, setting the 2009 versions of the IECC, IBC, IRC, IEBC and ASHRAE 90.1 as the mandatory building code standards for residential and commercial buildings statewide. Beginning December 1, 2010, the code is enforced in cities and towns that have more than 2,000 residents and that have adopted any building code by August 1, 2008. Beginning July 1, 2012, the code will be enforced in cities or towns that have more than 2,000 residents and that have not adopted a building code by August 1, 2008. Effective July 1, 2010, the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code replaces the state's model energy code.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Chris Carroll
Department Department of Economic and Community Development
Division Energy Conservation Division
Address 59 State House Station

Place Augusta, Maine
Zip/Postal Code 04333-0059
Phone (207) 624-7494



Website http://www.maine.gov/decd/
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: H.B. 1619 (LD 2257)

Date Enacted 2008-04-24


















  • 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)"