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Kansas

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 01/02/2013
Program Overview:
State: Kansas
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:Kansas has no statewide code for residential structures, but over 50% of the State’s current residential construction occurs in jurisdictions that have adopted either the 2009 or 2012 version of the IECC. For new residential construction, the State requires realtors and homebuilders to fill out an energy efficiency disclosure form and provide it to potential buyers.
Commercial Code:Kansas adopted the 2006 IECC as "the applicable state standard" for commercial and industrial buildings (see KSA 66-1227). Enforcement is provided by local jurisdictions.
Code Change Cycle:No set schedule. Most recent update: April 10, 2007
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/kansas
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.

Kansas adopted the 2006 IECC as "the applicable state standard" for commercial and industrial buildings (see KSA 66-1227). Enforcement is provided by local jurisdictions.

Many of the State’s larger jurisdictions have adopted either the IECC 2009 or 2012. With the recent adoption of the 2012 IECC in many jurisdictions in the Kansas City metro area, the percentage of Kansas residential construction covered by energy efficiency codes is estimated at 56.5%. Local jurisdictions are responsible for enforcing all local codes, including building energy codes.

The KCC Energy Division will continue to update the summary of Kansas jurisdictions (55 cities and counties that taken together account for over 90% of the state’s residential construction activity) and publish the findings in the Status of Residential and Commercial Building Codes in 55 Jurisdictions. This summary enables the State to continue to assess the current status of energy codes adoption.

Kansas also requires the disclosure of specific energy-efficiency information on all new homes, using the Kansas Energy Efficiency Disclosure form (see KSA 66-1228). Homebuilders and/or realtors must provide this information to all potential buyers

Click here to find out more about Kansas Building Energy Codes.


 
Contact:
 
Kansas Corporation Commission
Energy Division
1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604-4027
Phone: (785) 271-3170
Fax: (785) 271-3268
Web Site: http://www.kcc.ks.gov/energy/index.htm
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