In March 2010, legislation was signed giving the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes (AERC) Board the authority to adopt mandatory residential and commercial energy codes for the entire state. It also gave the board the authority to adopt mandatory residential building codes for jurisdictions that had not implemented such a code prior to March 2010.
The board has adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code for commercial buildings and the 2009 International Residential Code including the energy chapter for residential buildings, with selected modifications. For the first time in Alabama’s history, the state has mandatory energy codes for all new construction and substantial renovation.
Implementation and enforcement of the adopted codes became mandatory on Oct. 1, 2012.
Alabama Energy Code Manual
Summary of the Alabama Energy and Residential Code
AERC Board members
Meeting Minutes - 04/17/2013
Read about the true cost of building to the adopted standards:
The True Cost of Building to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
News / Announcements
A public hearing will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm to provide an opportunity for discussion on proposed changes to Alabama Administrative Code Rule 305-2-4. The hearing will be held in room 342 of the Alabama Center for Commerce, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104.
All interested parties must present their views in writing to Heather Goggin, ADECA Energy Division, P.O. Box 5690, Montgomery, AL 36103-5690 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals may speak to their comments previously submitted in writing at the public hearing on January 16, 2014.
AERC Notice of Intent
The next meeting of the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board will take place prior to the public hearing on January 16, 2014. Time is still to be determined.
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