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 and Residential Code (updated 3/19/14)
Alabama Energy Code Manual
Summary of the Alabama Energy and Residential Code
AERC Board members
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
The Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board has adopted the 2015 Alabama Residential Energy Code and the 2015 Alabama Commercial Energy Code. The Commercial Energy Code will take effect on January 1, 2016. The Residential Energy Code will take effect on October 1, 2016. For information regarding training opportunities on the new codes, please sign up for the Code Information Mailing List below.
Commercial Energy Code
Residential Energy Code
The Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board will meet on December 4, 2015, at 10:00 am. The meeting will take place at the Alabama Center for Commerce, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104 in room 342.
The Building Subcommittee of the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board will meet on November 19, 2015, at 10:00 am. The meeting will take place at the Alabama Center for Commerce, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104 in room 342.
Proposed Code Changes
The Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board has proposed updates to the Alabama Residential Building Code. The proposed code is posted here for your review. All interested parties may present their views in writing to Heather Goggin, ADECA Energy Division, P.O. Box 5690, Montgomery, AL 36103-5690, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oral comments will be heard from 9:00 am – 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 21, 2015:
Comments will be heard at the Alabama Center for Commerce, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL, 36104, in room 342.
All comments must be received by the end of business on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.
AERC Board Information
Building and Code Officials Database / Code Information Mailing List
The ADECA Energy Division and the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board are working to develop a database of all building and code officials in Alabama. Also, we are creating a mailing list for anyone interested in receiving notifications of Alabama Energy and Residential Code (AERC) Board meetings, code amendments, or other information related to the AERC.
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