Friday, April 6, 2012

First Ever Building Energy Codes Coming to Alabama

For the first time in its history, the state of Alabama will have mandatory building energy codes.

The Alabama Residential and Energy Code (AERC) Board recently approved a preliminary measure to create Alabama’s first mandatory statewide energy code.

The final draft of the AERC will be republished in the state administrative journal for 35 days before a final vote for approval in April and would go into effect during the Spring of 2012.

The commercial code will likely be based on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), while the residential code will likely be based on Chapter 11 of the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) with a certain modifications.