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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 08/19/2014
Program Overview:
State: Missouri
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Low-Income Residential
Residential Code:None statewide.
Commercial Code:None statewide. State owned buildings must comply with 2006 IECC
Code Change Cycle:No set schedule. Most recent update was adopted on January 26, 1996.
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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.

Missouri does not have a statewide building or energy code for private residential and commercial buildings, and there currently is no state regulatory agency authorized to promulgate, adopt, or update construction codes on a statewide basis. All state-owned buildings must comply with Missouri Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard for Public Buildings, which is based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), beginning on July 2009. 

All local jurisdictions except class III counties (i.e., counties that have an assessed valuation less than $600,000,000 (48.020 R.S. Mo.) have the right to adopt an energy code. Large jurisdictions in Missouri have adopted the 2009 IECC (St. Louis metropolitan area cities and St. Louis County) or 2012 IECC (Kansas City, Independence, Springfield, and Columbia), some of which include amendments or are non-binding.

It is typical for Missouri communities to adopt codes on a 6-year cycle rather than the 3-year code development cycle for ICC.  It is also typical for communities to follow the code adoption of surrounding communities. These adoption practices have led to two trends in Missouri: eastern Missouri communities are generally on the 2003 IECC and are moving or have moved to the 2009 I-Codes, and western Missouri communities are generally on the 2006 IECC and are moving or have moved to the 2012 I-Codes.

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Missouri Department of Economic Development
Division of Energy
301 W. High St., Rm 720
P.O. Box 1766
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0766
Phone: (855) 522-2796
Phone 2: (573) 526-7770
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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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