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Iowa

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 08/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2012 IECC with amendments mandatory statewide. Can use REScheck to show compliance.
Commercial Code:2012 IECC with amendments mandatory statewide; ASHRAE 90.1-2007. Can use COMcheck to show compliance.
Code Change Cycle:The state energy code is reviewed on a three-year code cycle corresponding to publication of the IECC. Written requests for changes to the state energy code can be submitted to the state Building Code Bureau. All suggested code revisions are processed through the state administrative rule-making process involving publication, public comments, and public hearings. The latest code update was on January 1, 2010.
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/iowa
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.

In 2006 Iowa enacted H.F. 2361, requiring the State Building Commissioner to adopt energy conservation requirements based on a nationally recognized building energy code. The State Building Code Commissioner, in conjunction with the State's Building Code Advisory Council, adopts rules and holds public hearings on the proposed rules.

Effective June 1, 2014, the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) was adopted as the code for commercial and residential buildings with some amendments. Residential additions and renovations are exempt from the 2012 IECC. 


 
Contact:
  Monica Stone
Iowa Office of Energy Independence
Policy and Communications Division
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Phone: (515) 281-8681
Fax: (515) 725-0436
E-Mail: Monica.Stone@iowa.gov
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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