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Alabama

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 07/25/2014
Program Overview:
State: Alabama
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2009 IRC with Alabama amendments
Commercial Code:2009 IECC with Alabama amendments; ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007
Code Change Cycle:No set schedule. Most recent update effective October 1, 2012
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/alabama
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 web sites.

Legislation passed in March 2010 authorized the Alabama Energy and Residential Code (AERC) Board to adopt mandatory residential and commercial energy codes for all jurisdictions. This is the first time in Alabama’s history they will have mandatory energy codes throughout the state. The AERC Board voted to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code including the energy chapter with a few modifications and the 2009 IECC for commercial buildings. These mandatory codes took effect on October 1, 2012.

Click here for more information about Alabama's building codes.


 
Contact:
  Karen Clifton
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Energy Division
PO Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
Phone: (334) 242-5321
Fax: (334) 242-0552
E-Mail: karen.clifton@adeca.alabama.gov
Web Site: http://adeca.alabama.gov/Energy/default.aspx
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